Boise State Broncos at Fresno State Bulldogs
Current Line: Fresno State Pick
Current O/U Line: 138
Boise State Broncos (10-4 SU, 6-7 ATS) head out on the road tonight to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (6-8 SU, 8-4 ATS) who are looking for revenge on this Broncos team from a seven point loss back on 12/19.
Boise State looks to get some momentum going after picking up a three point win over Idaho as a five point favorite on Saturday night. Boise has to look at that victory as a bit of luck on their side considering that Idaho out played them in all offensive categories including outrebounding them by 18. Boise though was able to escape with the win thanks to the 18 turnover they forced on Idaho.
Boise Stateâ€™s offense has been consistent all season long in which they are averaging 77.8 points per game; Boise is led by guard Anthony Drmic (14.9 PPG, 4.5 RPG). The defense has been the downfall as of late for this Broncos team. Through the first eight game Boise allowed more than 65 points just once, since then through the next five games Boise has allowed more than 65 in three of their past five games.
Fresno State comes into tonightâ€™s matchup riding a two game winning streak in which they look to get some redemption on this Boise State team from an early season loss. Fresno struggled to stop Boise offense in that contest allow 70 points to the Broncos but now have them on their home court where they are allowing just 54.7 points per game.
Fresno Stateâ€™s offense has had their ups and downs all season thus far. The Bulldogs will go in stretches where they might score just 50-60 points but then turn around and score 70-80 points in a few games. There has not been any consistency on the offense for them this season. Leading this Bulldogs offense this season is guard Kevin Olekaibe (19.4 PPG, 3.6 RPG).
Boise State has played decent basketball this season but has had their struggles on the road this season where they are 0-4 SU, 0-4 ATS while averaging just 60.2 points per game on the road. Fresno on the other hand has played well at home in which they are 3-1 SU, 2-1 ATS averaging just 61 points per game but have held opponents to just 54.7 points per game.
An offense in Boise who is struggling to find their game on the road whiles a defense in Fresno who shuts their opponents down when playing at home. This looks like is has the making for an under the posted total play.
Boise State 64 Fresno State 67
Pacific Tigers at Cal. St. Fullerton Titans
Current Line: Cal St. Fullerton -11
Current O/U Line: 137
Pacific Tigers (4-7 SU, 5-3 ATS) head out on the road tonight to take on the Cal St. Fullerton Titans (9-3 SU, 5-3-1 ATS) in this Big West Conference matchup.
Pacific enters tonightâ€™s matchup riding a four game losing streak in which opponents have taken advantage of this Tigers struggling defense by averaging 73.8 points per game against them. The offense on the other hand is averaging just 61.3 points per game during the losing streak.
Pacificâ€™s offense has struggled for majority of this season where they are averaging just 62.2 points per game in which they are being led by Lorenzo McCloud (10.3 PPG, 2.9 APG). The defense has struggled as of late but it has not been all that terrible. Pacific on the season is allowing 69.9 points per game on the defensive side of the ball but has been inconsistent in the matter off allowing 70 plus points or more in a few games and then will allow just 50-60 points for a few games.
Cal State Fullerton enters this contest on riding a six game winning streak on which the offense has taken off averaging 82.3 points per game while the defense has allowed just 62.8 points per game.
Cal State Fullertonâ€™s offense this season which is led by guard D.J Seeley (15.3 PPG) and guard Kwame Vaughn (14.9 PPG) is averaging 80.2 points per game while the defense has allowed 67.2 points per game. The defense has struggled at home for the Titans this season allowing 77.4 points per game in which five of their six opponents have score 68 or more points against them.
Pacificâ€™s defense has struggled as of late while the offense is has been up and down all season. They have a chance to get that offense back on the upside playing this Titans team that has struggled defensively at home.
The over is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams while the over is 3-2 for Pacific on the road this season and 3-1 for Cal State Fullerton at home this season.
Pacific 65 Cal State Fullerton 79
Indiana Pacers at New Jersey Nets
Current Line: Indiana -5.5
Current O/U Line: 180
Indiana Pacers (3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS) head out on the road tonight to take on the New Jersey Nets (1-5 SU, 2-3 ATS) in a battle of two teams going in different directions.
Indiana comes into tonightâ€™s contest coming off a rest day yesterday in which they needed after playing three games in four days in which they picked up an eight point loss at Detroit on Saturday night as a 2.5 points favorite.
Indiana has dominated their opponents this season with the defense that they are playing. The Pacers are allowing just 87.8 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot just 42% from the field against them. A lot of success has on the defense has been their ability to force turnovers. Indiana is averaging 6.5 blocks per game and 10.5 steals per game on the defensive side of the ball this season.
Indianaâ€™s offense has not been anything special to start this season averaging 91.8 points per game but what they have done has been a consistent team effort in which they have five players scoring in double figures which is led by forward Danny Granger (17.5 PPG).
New Jersey enters tonight matchup looking to end a four game losing streak after last nightâ€™s debacle in which the Nets were outscored by 22 points in the 2nd half against the Cavaliers after going into half time with a six point lead.
New Jersey has struggled to get the offense rolling this season in which they are averaging just 83.6 points per game with Deron Williams leading the way with 16.4 points per game and 5.6 assists per game. The defense being played by New Jersey has been even worse allowing 97.4 points per game with opponents shooting 45.5% from the field and 45.7% from beyond the arc against them.
New Jersey is having problems finding a way to get this offense going and now has to take on an Indiana team whose defense has been outstanding thus far. New Jersey is playing their fourth game in five days in which they might be a bit tired. Look for Indiana who had an off day yesterday be ready for this New Jersey team and take care of them on the road tonight.
Indiana 92 New Jersey 83