Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Chicago State Cougars Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The Chicago State Cougars (4-16, 0-5 WAC) and the Bakersfield Roadrunners (8-10, 2-1 WAC) face off at Jones Convocation Center. The Cougars will attempt to put an end to their 10-game losing streak. The game begins at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Bakersfield Roadrunners at Chicago State Cougars Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Cougars fell to the Grand Canyon Antelopes, 76-64, while the Roadrunners beat the Kansas City Roos, 74-64.

Bakersfield dominated every facet of the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 46.2 (above their season average of 37.9) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.473 (below their season average of 0.490). For those same stats, Kansas City was 34.1 and 0.407, respectively. Chicago State, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 17.2 (better than their season average of 22.4). Rajeir Jones had a good outing for Chicago State, finishing with 19 points. Meanwhile, Justin Edler-Davis played a key role for Bakersfield with 25 points and five rebounds.

The Roadrunners dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the last contest, Bakersfield won 75-62. Bakersfield’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Chicago State. The Roadrunners had a rate of 0.582 while the Cougars posted a mark of 0.435. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Second-chance opportunities might be hard to come by for Chicago State in this contest. The Cougars rank 289th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.6 percent), while Bakersfield ranks 43rd in defensive rebounding percentage (75.9 percent).

Bakersfield at Chicago State Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Bakersfield, ATS Winner – Bakersfield, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Bakersfield ranks 54th in rebounds per game (38.9) while Chicago State ranks 264th (31.4).
  • The Cougars rank 238th in three pointers attempted per game (18.1) while the Roadrunners rank 277th (15.7).
  • Chicago State is 16th in the NCAA with 2.4 blocks allowed per game while Bakersfield is 41st with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Roadrunners rank 21st in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Cougars rank 205th (8.9).
  • Bakersfield ranks 114th in assists allowed per game (12.2) while Chicago State ranks 253rd (18.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Cougars’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 25.6, up from 19.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Roadrunners have scored an average of 69.6 points per game (2.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (3.4 below their season average).