Fresno St Basketball Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs are likely best known as the alma mater of seven-time NBA All-Star Paul George. The program has, after all, appeared in just six NCAA tournaments and won just two tournament games in its history.
Still, the Bulldogs are likely to be a betting favorite once legalized California sports betting arrives on the scene. Below find how you can bet on the Bulldogs online, including the latest Fresno State betting lines when California sportsbooks go live.
Today’s Fresno State game lines
These are the current Fresno State Bulldogs game lines, including the spread, moneyline and total for the next Bulldogs basketball game:
Fresno State National Championship/MWC odds
Below see the current odds on Fresno State to win the Mountain West, the Mountain West Tournament, make the NCAA tournament or win a national title:
How to bet on Fresno State games in California
Until legal and regulated sports betting comes to California, you can’t bet on Fresno State Bulldogs games in California. However, you can in Nevada, Arizona and Oregon, all three of which border California.
All three states now allow sports betting apps, which means all you have to do is cross the state line to turn your phone into a sportsbook. You have to sign up for an account in-person to bet in Nevada, but you don’t in Arizona or Oregon. That means you can download Arizona and Oregon sports betting apps, make deposits and browse through the latest Fresno State basketball odds right here in California.
You’ll have to cross the state line to place bets. However, you can fully prepare to do that from here in California. In other words, betting on the Fresno State Bulldogs is always just a short drive away.
Fresno State Bulldogs NCAAB lines
When Fresno State was at Mountain West rival San Diego State in March 2022, the lines looked like this at online betting sites:
|SDSU||-360||-8 (-110)||Over 116 (-110)|
|Fresno State||+285||+8 (-110)||Under 116 (-110)|
The Aztecs won 65-64 in an instant-classic double-overtime thriller. That means the SDSU moneyline paid off at $100 for every $360 bet at books like DraftKings Sportsbook.
It also means Fresno State +8 paid off at $100 for every $110 bet at betting sites including on the BetMGM app. Plus, there were 129 total points scored, which means the over on the 116-point line paid off at $100 for every $110 bet at books like FanDuel Online Sportsbook in California.
All other bets were losers as Fresno State lost the game, SDSU won by just a single point, failing to cover the eight-point spread, and the under missed badly.
Fresno State live betting
Until legal and regulated sports betting comes to California you can’t bet on live Fresno State Bulldogs games in California. However, you can bet on them in Nevada, Arizona and Oregon—all three of which have legal and regulated sports betting and sportsbook apps that feature live betting lines.
Live odds change alongside the action on the court, which means they can change fast. For example, you see above that Fresno State began as +285 underdogs to San Diego State at sportsbooks like DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM, and that live line would have stayed similar with the Aztecs taking a three-point halftime lead.
However, Fresno State tied it up and sent the game to overtime, pushing the live line down closer to even. San Diego State likely remained only slight favorites through both overtime periods, offering a lot more value than the pregame lines did.
Where do the Bulldogs play?
- Arena: Save Mart Center at Fresno State
- Address: 2650 East Shaw Avenue
- Location: Fresno, California
- Owner/Operator: California State University, Fresno
- Basketball capacity: 15,596
- Open since: 2003
- Construction cost: $103 million
- Previous home: Selland Arena (1967-2003)
Fresno State March Madness history
Fresno State has appeared in just six NCAA Tournaments. The Bulldogs’ record in the tournament is 2-5. Fresno State’s two tournament wins came in 1982 over West Virginia and 2001 over California.
The highest seed Fresno State has ever received was No. 4 in the West Regional in 1982. They lost to No. 1 Georgetown in the Sweet Sixteen. The Bulldogs’ last NCAA tournament appearance was in 2016. They were a No. 14 seed and lost in the first round to No. 3 Utah.
Fresno State players in the NBA
The Los Angeles Clippers‘ Paul George is the only former Fresno State player currently in the NBA. However, the school has produced a few other NBA players, including serviceable pros like:
- Rafer Alston (671 games played)
- Ron Anderson (664 games played)
- Rod Higgins (779 games played)
- Tyler Johnson (354 games played)
Fresno State coaching staff
The Fresno State Basketball coaching staff includes:
- Head Coach: Justin Hutson
- Associate Head Coach: Tarvish Felton
- Assistant Coach: Keith Brown
- Assistant Coach: Tim Shelton
Fresno State basketball all-time leaders
Here’s a look at a few of Fresno State basketball’s all-time stat leaders:
- Points Per Game: Courtney Alexander – 24.8 (1999-00)
- Rebounds Per Game: Larry Abney – 11.8 (1999-00)
- Assists Per Game: Tito Maddox – 8.0 (2000-01)
- Steals Per Game: Dominick Young – 2.9 (1994-95)
- Blocks Per Game: Dominic McGuire – 3.6 (2006-07)
- Free Throw Percentage: Paul George – 90.9 (2009-10)
How to watch Fresno State basketball in California
Fresno State games air locally on TV stations including the Mountain West Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPN+, FS1, Stadium, WCC Network and Pac-12 Network. Games are also broadcast on the radio via the BULLDOG SPORTS NETWORK and stations including 96.7 FM KALZ and 1400 AM KRZR.
Fresno State Basketball FAQ
The average price of a Fresno State Bulldogs basketball ticket at Save Mart Center is $23.
The Bulldogs have never won the NCAA tournament. They’ve never even made the third round. However, they have won five conference tournaments, including the Mountain West Tournament as recently as 2016. Plus, Fresno State was the 1983 National Invitation Tournament champion.
The Bulldogs have retired two numbers, former player and coach Jerry Tarkanian‘s #2 and Paul George’s #24.
“Fight Varsity” is the Fresno State fight song. Timeout, a bulldog, is Fresno State’s official mascot.