Fresno State Bulldogs Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs seem to have a rivalry with just about every other college football team in California. That’s especially great if you’re the type of fan who loves to watch and bet on intense games.
For bettors, that also means sportsbooks like to take a long look at the Bulldogs’ upcoming football games and put out an enticing set of odds.
Below, find out how to bet on Fresno State football online at the top sportsbooks, check out the live odds for the next Bulldogs game and much more.
This week’s Fresno State point spread
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Fresno State Mountain West odds
Fresno State has yet to win a National Championship, but a conference championship isn’t out of the question. Check the latest Fresno State odds below.
How to bet on Fresno State football online
Once sports betting is legalized in California, you will find a wide choice of NCAA Football betting sites offering Fresno State Bulldogs odds. Below are the main Fresno State Bulldogs betting lines that you will find at California’s top sportsbooks.
What is the Fresno State moneyline?
An example of a possible moneyline wager you might find at DraftKings Sportsbook California is as follows:
- Fresno State Bulldogs -145
- Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +225
At first glance, we see that the Bulldogs are pretty heavy favorites to win this matchup. How can we tell? By reading plus and minus betting information. The negative odds assigned to Fresno State by the DraftKings oddsmakers show us that they are expected to win the game. The positive odds for Hawaii tell us they are the underdog.
The negative odds also show us how much we need to bet in order to win $100. In this case, a $145 bet would pay out $245 — your original stake plus the winnings.
Positive odds indicate how much we stand to win with a $100 bet. For Hawaii, that would be a payout of $325.
You don’t have to wager $100, of course. Whatever you bet will pay out proportionally based on the odds you lock in when you finalize your bet slip.
What is the Fresno State point spread?
The point spread is a bet type that allows oddsmakers to assign a certain number of points to the favorite and the underdog, with the idea being that the favorite must win the game by that amount of points or more in order for bets on them to be successful. Any other outcome and the bets on the underdog would pay out.
At FanDuel, the oddsmakers are pretty spot-on, which has made them very popular with the bettors who like to bet the spread over the other wager types.
At FanDuel Sportsbook in California, a spread bet listing might look like this:
- Fresno State Bulldogs -7.5 (-110)
- Boise State Broncos +7.5 (-110)
In this example, the Bulldogs are favored to win the game and must do so by at least eight points. If they win by fewer than eight or lose outright, then the bets on the Broncos would win.
The odds work the same here as they do in any other bet type at online sportsbooks and mobile betting apps. With both sides of this bet carrying -110 odds, you know that you need to bet $110 in order to earn a $100 profit.
Fresno State Bulldogs totals explained
You may have heard this bet type referred to as the “over/under.”
The over/under doesn’t concern which team is going to win the game. Instead, your focus is on the combined final score of the two teams when the game comes to an end.
Caesars Sportsbook has a nice selection of totals bets for college football games. You can find them for pretty much any of the most popular teams across the country as well as for plenty of California teams.
A totals bet at Caesars might look like this:
- Over 48.5 (-110)
- Under 48.5 (-115)
Essentially, the Caesars oddsmakers are predicting the two teams will score a combined 48.5 points. As you know, you can’t score a half-point in football, so that means the over bettors are hoping for 49 points or more, while the under bettors are looking for 48 or fewer combined points.
On the over side, the odds stand at -110, while the under is -115. This tells us the oddsmakers believe there is a slightly better chance the defenses will keep the score below 48.5 points.
The odds here work exactly the same as they do in our above examples.
Fresno State football prop bets
Some bettors like to participate in “side bets” with the sportsbooks, which are known as prop bets. These bets are rarely focused on the actual outcome of the game, but rather on performances and situations during the game itself.
BetMGM has become known for its nice selection of prop bets for pretty much any major sporting event, including college football games. The bets vary depending on the popularity of the sport or the game, as well as the teams involved.
BetMGM boasts solid odds that line up with its competitors’ and a nice user interface that makes betting easy.
This is an example of a prop bet you might find at BetMGM:
- Which team will lead at the end of the first half? Fresno State Bulldogs (+125) or San Diego State Aztecs (+155)?
Prop bets like these are very hard to research and prepare for, which leads a lot of bettors to just avoid them or use them very sparingly.
Every sportsbook is going to have its own variety of prop bets, so we suggest browsing through several to find the one that best fits your needs.
Fresno State Bulldogs coaching staff
Fresno State has been playing football since 1921 under 20 different head coaches. Below we take a look at the current staff, and farther down you’ll find a list of all the head coaches who have prowled the Bulldogs sidelines over the decades.
- Head coach: Jeff Tedford
- Assistant head coach: Tim Skipper
- Offensive coordinator: Kirby Moore
- Defensive coordinator: Kevin Coyle
- Special teams coordinator: John Baxter
Here is a list of the head coaches who have led the Bulldogs since the late ’90s:
- Jeff Tedford (2017-2019, 2022-current)
- Kalen DeBoer (2020-2021)
- Eric Kiesau (2016)
- Tim DeRuyter (2012-2016)
- Pat Hill (1997-2011)
Where do the Bulldogs play their home games?
Fresno State has played at Bulldog Stadium since 1980, and they don’t seem to be planning a change anytime soon. Here are some key details of Fresno State’s home field.
- Address: Bulldog Lane, Fresno, California
- Owner: California State University, Fresno
- Operator: California State University, Fresno
- Capacity: 40,727
- Record attendance: 42,881
- Opened: November 25, 1980
- Expanded: 1991
- Construction cost: $7 million
How to watch and listen to Fresno State Bulldogs games
If you’d like to watch some Bulldogs games or listen to them over the speakers, you are in luck because there are quite a few options available.
For your viewing pleasure, you can watch:
- CBS Sports
- Fox Sports 1
- Fox Sports 2
- Pac-12 Network
For streaming services, you can find some games at:
- DirecTV Stream
- AT&T TV
- Hulu Live TV
- YouTube TV
- Sling TV
For listening to the games, you can tune into:
- KFIG 940 AM (Fresno)
- KFPT 790 AM (Fresno)
You can also stream the games over the internet via:
- All Access
- TuneIn App
A brief history of the Fresno State football team
Compared to some of their California counterparts, the Bulldogs are a relatively young program, formed in 1921. Below we take a look at some key years in the history of Bulldogs football.
- 2021: The Bulldogs, under coach Kalen DeBoer, defeat the No. 13 UCLA Bruins 40-37, which is the highest-ranked opponent the team has ever defeated.
- 2018: Fresno State finishes the season ranked No. 18 by the Associated Press.
- 2018: The Bulldogs capture another Mountain West Conference title.
- 2013: Fresno State wins the Mountain West Conference.
- 2004: The Bulldogs are ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll at the end of the season.
- 1992: For the first time in school history, the Fresno State Bulldogs end the year ranked in the AP Poll, finishing at No. 24.
- 1985: The Bulldogs, under the coaching of Jim Sweeney, go 11-0-1 on the season with only their rival, Hawaii, managing to get a tie. They went on to win the California Bowl that season.
- 1980: Bulldog Stadium is completed and becomes the home field for the Fresno State football team.
- 1977: Fresno State plays Boise State for the first time in a game that would become a rivalry known as the “Battle of the Milk Can.”
- 1969: The Bulldogs become a part of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, later known as the Big West Conference.
- 1961: Fresno State has an undefeated season and ends the year with a 36-6 win over Bowling Green in the Mercy Bowl.
- 1939: Fresno State joins the California Collegiate Athletic Conference.
- 1938: Hawaii and Fresno State play each other for the first time in what would become a major rivalry game called the “Battle for the Golden Screwdriver”; the Bulldogs won 15-13.
- 1925: The Bulldogs are a charter member of the Northern California Athletic Conference.
- 1923: San Diego State and Fresno State play each other for the first time and quickly become rivals in a game that has become known as the “Battle for the Oil Can.”
- 1922: Fresno State joins the California Coast Conference.
- 1921: The Bulldogs play San Jose State for the first time, giving way to an intense rivalry with the Spartans in a game called the “Battle for the Valley Trophy.”
- 1921: Fresno State has its first football season, which they played as an independent.
Fresno State Bulldogs Football FAQ
SeatGeek indicates fans can find Fresno State football tickets for as low as $12 for a single game, with the average price coming in around $42.
There have been no national championships won by the Fresno State Bulldogs in the history of the football program.
The coach with the most wins in school history is Jim Sweeney, who compiled a record of 144-75-3 during his time as the Bulldogs’ head coach (1976-1977 and 1980-1996). His win percentage comes out to .655.
The coach with the highest win percentage is Cecil Coleman (1959-1963), who stands at .760 with a record of 38-12. Right behind him in James Bradshaw (1936-1942, 1946), who ended his time with the Bulldogs with a win percentage of .759 and a record of 59-18-2.
The Bulldogs have quite a few bowl games under their belt and have played in a total of 25 over the decades. Their record, as of spring 2022, was 12-13.
The most recent bowl game was a 31-20 victory over Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl in 2018. The first-ever bowl game was a 13-12 loss to Drake in the 1946 Raisin Bowl.
Only one player has ever been awarded a consensus All-American pick from Fresno State, and that was Phillip Thomas, a defensive back who earned the honor in 2012.
There have been 120 Fresno State players who have been drafted into the NFL and a total of 136 who have played professionally.
The first-ever draft pick was Jack Mulkey, an end who was selected in the 15th round and 139th overall by the Chicago Bears.
The most recent Bulldogs player to hear his name called in the NFL Draft was Daron Bland, a defensive back who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2002 draft with the 167th pick overall in the fifth round.
There have been a few first-round picks for the Bulldogs as well. In 2002, David Carr was the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft and was selected by the Houston Texans. He is the only player selected as the overall No. 1 in the history of Fresno State football.
In 2010, running back Ryan Mathews was the 12th overall selection and chosen by the Los Angeles Chargers, and in 2005, offensive guard Logan Mankins was the 32nd pick and went to the New England Patriots. Trent Dilfer, a quarterback, was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the sixth overall pick. The first-ever first-round pick was James Williams, a defensive back selected by the Buffalo Bills as the No. 16 overall in 1990.