Lamar Cardinals vs. Bakersfield Roadrunners ATS Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Bakersfield Roadrunners (5-4) will be at home in the Icardo Center when they take on the Lamar Cardinals (4-5). The game begins at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Lamar Cardinals vs. Bakersfield Roadrunners ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Roadrunners lost to the 20th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs, 66-61, while the Cardinals easily got past the Huston-Tillotson Rams, 79-59.

Lamar dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 58.1 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.611. For those same stats, Huston-Tillotson recorded marks of 37.2 and 0.402, respectively. Bakersfield, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.5 vs. 17.4). Jarkel Joiner had a good game for Bakersfield, recording 18 points. Josh Nzeakor, meanwhile fueled Lamar with 19 points and nine rebounds.

The Roadrunners won the lone game between these two teams last season, 85-73. The Roadrunners’ 37.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Cardinals, who had a rate of 26.5.

The offense of Bakersfield will battle against the elite defense of Lamar. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Roadrunners rank 215th in offensive efficiency, while the Cardinals are 95th in defensive efficiency. The Cardinals should have the edge on that end of the court.

Lamar at Bakersfield Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Bakersfield, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Bakersfield ranks seventh in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Lamar ranks 165th (4.0).
  • The Roadrunners rank 119th in assists per game (13.2) while the Cardinals rank 154th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • The Roadrunners rank 31st in rebounds allowed per game (33.2) while the Cardinals rank 170th (35.6).
  • Lamar ranks 18th in steals per game (8.5) while Bakersfield ranks 109th (6.2).