San Diego State Aztecs vs Fresno State Bulldogs prediction and college basketball game preview.
San Diego State vs Fresno State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, February 20
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA
Network: CBS Sports Network
San Diego State (16-4) vs Fresno State (9-8) Game Preview
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Why San Diego State Will Win
There weren’t any issues in the first meeting a few days ago – a 67-53 Aztec win.
The defense clamped down throughout, the offense was measured against the good Fresno State D, and there weren’t a whole lot of issues for a team that doesn’t give away anything easy.
How air tight are the Aztecs lately? They haven’t turned the ball over in the double-digits in any of the last four games and aren’t likely to have any issues with mistakes against the turnover-prone Bulldogs.
Why Fresno State Will Win
Fresno State was able to keep the score at its level in the loss.
Yeah, San Diego State is better at the slow-paced defensive thing, but Fresno State was able to keep it relatively within range. That only works if the offense is able to go on a spurt – which teams aren’t able to do against the Aztecs – but it’s not going to get out of hand.
As long as the Bulldogs can win the rebounding battle again and be a little sharper from the outside, they’ll have a shot late.
What’s Going To Happen
It’ll be another good defensive battle, and it’ll be another showcase for how San Diego State does this better.
Fresno State isn’t going to hit the threes consistently enough to take advantage of those few moments when there’s an opening to take control.
San Diego State vs Fresno State Prediction, Line
San Diego State 69, Fresno State 55
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