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Dec 29, 10:30 PM | Spanos Center

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Pacific Tigers Odds

5-8TEAM RECORD4-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Fresno State when they take on the Tigers on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

Pacific will face the 5-8 Bulldogs, who own a 7-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 5-6 favoring the OVER.

View Fresno State vs Pacific Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Tigers installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 263-ranked Tigers and the No. 264-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-60 win for the Bulldogs on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 325 in NCAA hoops at 30.5 per game. Contrast that with Pacific’s No. 273 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pacific is the No. 82-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Fresno State rates No. 152 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Fresno State features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Pacific, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.

Fresno State won its last outing, a 68-65 result against Arizona State on December 21. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Kevin Olekaibe went off for 30 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading Fresno State to a 68-65 win over Arizona State on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Pacific lost its last outing, an 83-53 result against CS Bakersfield on December 22. Pacific was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by CS Bakersfield and falling by an 83-53 score at Rabobank Arena.

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Boise State are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing CS Fullerton are 4-6
After playing CS Bakersfield are 2-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
Fresno State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pacific
Fresno State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pacific is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pacific is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Fresno State
Pacific is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Fresno State
Pacific is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Fresno State

Next up:
Fresno State home to Boise State, Monday, January 2
Pacific at CS Fullerton, Monday, January 2

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