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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Bulldogs at Fresno State

Drake BulldogsFresno State Bulldogs
3-1November 29, 2013, 10:00 | Save Mart Center4-2

A key college battle sees the visiting Drake Bulldogs travelling to Fresno State Friday to take on the Bulldogs.

Fresno State will face the 3-1 Bulldogs, who own a 3-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View Drake Bulldogs vs Fresno State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Fresno 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.

This game matches up the No. 77 (Bulldogs) and the No. 104 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Drake was an 88-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against Nebraska Omaha. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Drake got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Richard Carter en route to an 88-80 victory over Nebraska Omaha on Saturday at Knapp Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Fresno State's No. 106-ranked scoring average of 77.33 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 40 and allowing 63.75 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.49% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (48.21% per game).

A few Bulldogs at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Drake is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Drake is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Drake is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Fresno State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Fresno State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Drake home to Northern Arizona, Saturday, November 30th
Fresno State at CS Bakersfield, Saturday, November 30th