Southern Utah @ Fresno State
Regular Season Records: Southern Utah 23-11; Fresno State 21-13
What to Know
The Fresno State Bulldogs will face off against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in a playoff game at Save Mart Center at 10 p.m. ET on Monday. Fresno State is out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.
The Bulldogs earned some more postseason success in their contest last week. They beat the Youngstown State Penguins 80-71.
Meanwhile, Southern Utah didn't have too much trouble with the Portland Pilots at home this past Saturday as they won 77-66.
Fresno State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in their past four games.
A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Fresno State enters the matchup with only 59.3 points allowed per game on average, good for fourth best in college basketball. But Southern Utah ranks 21st in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 78.6 on average. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Save Mart Center -- Fresno, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a solid 7-point favorite against the Thunderbirds, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as an 8-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.
Injury Report for Fresno State
- Anthony Holland: Game-Time Decision (Hamstring)
- Jemarl Baker: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Junior Ballard: Out for the Season (Lower Leg)
Injury Report for Southern Utah
- Tevian Jones: Out for the Season (Wrist)