California Baptist Lancers at Bakersfield Roadrunners Betting Prediction 01/08/20

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The California Baptist Lancers (10-5, 1-1 WAC) will be at the Icardo Center to square off against the Bakersfield Roadrunners (7-9, 1-0 WAC) in a WAC matchup. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

California Baptist Lancers vs. Bakersfield Roadrunners Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Roadrunners beat the Grand Canyon Antelopes, 69-62, while the Lancers lost to the New Mexico State Aggies, 86-71.

The Roadrunners held the Antelopes to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.7 (below their season average of 23.0) and had a turnover percentage of 11.1 (better than their season average of 17.9). California Baptist, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (19-24; 79.2 percent). De’Monte Buckingham had a good game for Bakersfield, contributing 25 points and five rebounds. Milan Acquaah played a key role for California Baptist with 24 points and eight assists.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Lancers won the most recent contest 72-58. One of California Baptist’s largest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 11-13 (84.6 percent), while the Roadrunners were just 6-13 (46.2 percent). This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

Bakersfield should have an advantage on the offensive glass in this contest. The Roadrunners rank sixth in offensive rebounding percentage (38.5 percent), while California Baptist ranks 138th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.1 percent). Furthermore, the Lancers’ 25th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 112.0) will battle against the Roadrunners’ 272nd-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 102.5).

California Baptist vs. Bakersfield Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • California Baptist ranks 46th in three pointers attempted per game (26.3) while Bakersfield ranks 277th (15.9).
  • The Roadrunners rank 45th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Lancers rank 127th (6.7).
  • Bakersfield ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while California Baptist ranks 71st (3.0).
  • The Roadrunners rank ninth in rebounds allowed per game (29.6) while the Lancers rank 135th (35.1).
  • California Baptist ranks 49th in assists per game (15.4) while Bakersfield ranks 172nd (12.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Lancers have scored an average of 84.0 points per game (2.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (0.7 below their season average).
  • The Roadrunners’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 2.6 for the season.