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Fresno State Enters Tourney Red-Hot

Fresno State has an uphill battle if they want to shock the world and that starts with a game against the Utah Utes on Thursday. The Bulldogs come into March Madness on a nine-game winning streak, a stretch that has seen them go 8-1 ATS.

Shark Bites
  • Fresno State is 1-4 SU and ATS in their past five games against Utah.
  • Utah is 8-1 SU in their past nine games against teams with winning records.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in Fresno State’s past six games.

Fresno State booked their first trip to the dance since 2008 after holding off San Diego State in the Mountain West Championship game. The Bulldogs are all about Marvelle Harris as he has averaged 20.6 points per game, nearly twice as much as any other player on the team.

Utah will almost certainly come into this game with something to prove after their 31-point loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 title game.  It was the Utes worst offensive outing since mid-December when they scored just 50-points against Wichita State. Jakob Poeltl could be poised for a massive tournament, as the Austrian has averaged 17.6 points and 9.0 rebounds pre game this season.

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Fresno State Bulldogs vs Utah Utes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Utah Utes are 26-8 overall and 17-15-1 ATS, while the Fresno State Bulldogs are 25-9 and 18-13 ATS. As for the betting totals, Utah boasts a 19-14 on the OU, and Fresno State is 17-14.

The Utes - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah is rated No. 64 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Fresno State is at No. 31.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Utah's No. 87-rated squad against Fresno State's No. 77-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 91 in the country with 7.62 per game, while their foes tonight, the Fresno State Bulldogs rank No. 196 nationally with 6.24 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marvelle Harris scored 18 points leading the Bulldogs to a 68-63 victory over San Diego State at Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday.

The Utes were hammered by Oregon on Saturday, losing by a 88-57 final at MGM Grand in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Fresno State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah
  • Fresno State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
  • Fresno State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Fresno State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Fresno State
  • Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Fresno State
  • Utah is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Utah is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games

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