Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Aztecs. The game is starting at 10:30 ET on FS1, and it's hosted by the Aztecs at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Mountain West conference contest is set at 137.5 points, with the Aztecs being the favored team playing at home against the Bulldogs.

FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS VS SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs +15.5

This game will be played at Viejas Arena at 10:30 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Aztecs.
  • Even though we have San Diego State winning straight-up, we like Fresno State at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Fresno State Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

After defeating San Diego 71-67 in their most recent game, Fresno State now holds a 7-6 record. In their last ten away games, which includes games from last year, Fresno State has a 3-7 record. As of now, Fresno State's against the spread record stands at 4-8 heading into today's matchup. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Fresno State have had an average of 143.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 139.1 points. Their over/under record is 8-4-0. The Bulldogs' last five games have finished with a combined 136 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Fresno State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. San Diego. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.5% while connecting on 2 threes. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Isaiah Pope with 13 points, while Eduardo Andre also added 11 to the scoreboard.

On defense, Fresno State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.2 points per game. Fresno State's three-point defense is currently 118th in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.8% of their shots vs. Fresno State.

Will the Aztecs Come Through as Home Favorites?

The Fresno State Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 11-2. As for San Diego State, they are 3-2 on the road and a perfect 6-0 at home. As of now, San Diego State is sitting at 4-7 vs. the spread, putting them below the .500 mark. In their last ten games this season, San Diego State has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.

So far, San Diego State's games have averaged 146.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 141.3 points. The Aztecs have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 146 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the San Diego State offense ended with 84 points against Gonzaga. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 8 threes. The team's scoring leader is Jaedon LeDee, who holds an average of 21.5 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Reese Waters is averaging 14.3 points per game this season.

This season, the San Diego State defense has been impressive, holding the 74th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.9 points per contest. So far, the San Diego State defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.1 times per game (398th).