The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will take on the Fresno State Bulldogs in the semifinals of The Basketball Classic 2022 at 10 p.m. ET on Monday at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State is 21-13 overall and 13-4 at home, while the Thunderbirds are 23-11 overall and 8-7 on the road. Southern Utah has only won two of its last 20 games against a team from the Mountain West.
The Bulldogs are favored by eight points in the latest Fresno State vs. Southern Utah odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 135.5. Before entering any Southern Utah vs. Fresno State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Fresno State vs. Southern Utah spread: Fresno State -8
- Fresno State vs. Southern Utah over-under: 136 points
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What you need to know about Fresno State
Fresno State had its NCAA Tournament hopes dashed in a loss to eventual Mountain West Tournament winner San Diego State in the quarterfinals of the event. The Bulldogs had been competitive with the best teams in the conference, taking the Aztecs to double overtime at the end of the regular season and losing to Wyoming in overtime in their regular-season finale. They have cruised past Eastern Washington and Youngstown State in the first two rounds of The Basketball Classic.
The Bulldogs were 12.5-point favorites in both games, winning each of them by nine points. Junior forward Orlando Robinson leads Fresno State with 19.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while junior guard Isaiah Hill is adding 10.1 points and 3.1 assists. They have won six straight games against an opponent from the Big Sky.
What you need to know about Southern Utah
Southern Utah finished the regular season ranked second in the Big Sky, winning four of its final five games. The Thunderbirds were upset by seventh-seeded Portland State in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, though. They have bounced back with three wins in this event, beating Kent State, UTEP and Portland.
The Thunderbirds were underdogs in the wins over the Golden Flashes and Miners, along with three-point favorites in their 77-66 win over the Pilots. Senior guard Tevian Jones led a balanced Southern Utah lineup with 14.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, but he is out for the season with a wrist injury that he suffered earlier this month. The Thunderbirds have covered the spread in five of their last six games.
How to make Southern Utah vs. Fresno State picks
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