|Game||California Golden Bears vs Fresno State Bulldogs|
|Date & Time||Wednesday December 11, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)|
Haas Pavilion Berkeley, CA
FRES -1.5 O/U 126.5
The Fresno State Bulldogs are set to visit Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California for a non-conference clash against the California Golden Bears. The Fresno State Bulldogs come into this matchup with a 2-6 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Utah State Aggies, 77-70 in OT. Leading the way for the Fresno State Bulldogs was senior guard New Williams as he recorded 26 points and 5 rebounds. Senior forward Nate Grimes had a productive outing for the Bulldogs as he pitched in 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The Fresno State Bulldogs struggled shooting the ball against the Utah State Aggies as they connected on 25 of their 68 field goal attempts (36.8%), and they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (20.6%). The Fresno State Bulldogs were even with the Utah State Aggies in the turnover battle (10-10), but they were edged out by the Aggies in the rebounding department (48-37).
The California Golden Bears come into this matchup with a 5-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Santa Clara Broncos, 71-52. Leading the way for the California Golden Bears was sophomore guard Matt Bradley as he recorded 14 points and 2 steals. Joining Bradley in the backcourt was senior guard Kareem South who had a solid outing for the Golden Bears with 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.
The California Golden Bears struggled shooting the ball against the Santa Clara Broncos as they connected on 14 of their 49 field goal attempts (28.6%), and they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (23.1%). The California Golden Bears won the turnover battle against the Santa Clara Broncos (20-17), but they were edged out by the Broncos in the rebounding department (39-31).
Recent Betting Trends
- Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Over is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Golden Bears are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Over is 5-2 in Golden Bears last 7 home games.
The California Golden Bears have not lived up to expectations under 1st-year coach Mark Fox, and a big reason for their failures has been their scoring production as they are only averaging 65.2 PPG. The Golden Bears have a perfect opportunity to get back on track with a win here as Fresno State has really struggled with a 2-6 record. California will need to play through their star guard Matt Bradley as he is averaging 17 PPG, but they will desperately need a 2nd scorer to rise to the occasion. Fresno State has struggled to receive scoring from throughout their lineup as well as they only have 2 guys averaging at least 10 PPG, but California has been respectable on the defensive side of the court this season. California has the advantage of playing at home, and they will edge out Fresno State here. Final Score Prediction, California Golden Bears win and cover ATS 72-69.