Bakersfield Roadrunners at California Baptist Lancers ATS Prediction 01/24/19

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The Bakersfield Roadrunners (13-6, 5-1 WAC) will be at the CBU Events Center to go head-to-head with the California Baptist Lancers (10-7, 2-2 WAC) in a WAC matchup. The game starts at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. California Baptist Lancers ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Lancers won a close one over the Chicago State Cougars 77-75, while the Roadrunners defeated the Chicago State Cougars 86-73.

The Roadrunners had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.1 (better than their season average of 16.5) and held the Cougars to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.0 (below their season average of 25.1). California Baptist, meanwhile, played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.123 (below their season average of 0.275) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 26.6). For those same stats, Chicago State was 0.043 and 31.6, respectively. Jordan Heading played well for California Baptist, finishing with 24 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Jarkel Joiner fueled Bakersfield with 22 points.

Contrasting styles will be on display in this meeting. California Baptist prefers to play quickly (49th in possessions per game), while Bakersfield is more half-court-oriented (268th in possessions per game). Furthermore, the Roadrunners are among the country’s elite on the offensive backboards, ranking ninth in offensive rebounding percentage (37.9 percent). The Lancers, however, rank 13th at grabbing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 77.0 percent.

Bakersfield at California Baptist Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – California Baptist, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • California Baptist ranks 48th in three pointers attempted per game (25.9) while Bakersfield ranks 161st (22.0).
  • The Roadrunners rank 11th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Lancers rank 79th (5.9).
  • Bakersfield allows the 12th-fewest blocks per game (2.3) while California Baptist ranks 18th (2.4).
  • The Lancers rank 23rd in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Roadrunners rank 111th (12.8).
  • Bakersfield ranks 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while California Baptist ranks 120th (34.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Roadrunners’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.2, up from 2.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Lancers have scored an average of 79.6 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.4 points per game (1.8 below their season average).