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Washington State Cougars vs Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Matchup Report

Fresno State BulldogsWashington State Cougars
Dec 9, 3:00 PM | Friel Court

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Washington State Cougars Odds

5-3TEAM RECORD5-4

The Fresno State Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cougars in Washington State at Friel Court on Sunday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 5-3 and 6-1 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 5-4 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 2-3, while the Bulldogs have a 0-3 mark.

View Fresno State vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Washington State sat as 6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 195-rated Cougars and the No. 228-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-66 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington State's No. 233-ranked scoring average of 64.7 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 20 and allowing 55.9 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (41.8% per game).

Defensively, Fresno State features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.6 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.

Fresno State won its last outing, an 84-49 result against San Diego Christian on December 6. The battle between the Bulldogs and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Diego Christian was handed an 84-49 defeat on Thursday at Save Mart Center.

In their last action, Washington State was a 71-69 loser at home against Gonzaga. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured a 71-69 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Brock Motum at Friel Court.

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Gonzaga are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
Fresno State is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Washington State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Fresno State home to Colorado, Wednesday, December 12
Washington State home to Jackson State, Thursday, December 13