The Fresno State Bulldogs (6-2) will be at home in Save Mart Center when they square off against the Bakersfield Roadrunners (4-5). Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Bakersfield Roadrunners at Fresno State Bulldogs Odds Preview
In the Roadrunners last game, they fell to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, 60-52. Bakersfield’s Shon Briggs finished with 11 points and six rebounds in the contest. Northern Arizona had an effective field goal percentage of 0.565 (above their season average of 0.423). Bakersfield, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (41.2 vs. 38.5).
The Bulldogs will look to maintain momentum after blowing out the Long Beach State 49ers in their last contest, 106-70. Fresno State was lifted by Jaron Hopkins, who was the top scorer from either team with 26 points on 10-for-13 shooting. Fresno State played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 31.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.694 (above their season average of 0.559). Long Beach State recorded marks of 15.6 and 0.510, respectively, for those same stats.
The offense of Fresno State will face off against the elite defense of Bakersfield. Dating back to last season, the Bulldogs rank 141st in offensive efficiency, while the Roadrunners are 12th in defensive efficiency. The Roadrunners should have the advantage on that side of the ball.
The Roadrunners won the only contest against the Bulldogs last season, 71-63. The Roadrunners played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 45.0 and a turnover percentage of 19.4. For those same stats, the Bulldogs put up marks of 26.5 and 20.8, respectively.
Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Bakersfield, ATS Winner – Bakersfield, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Roadrunners average 38.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. The Bulldogs rank 78th in rebounds allowed per game (33.5).
- Fresno State ranks 11th in steals per game (8.6) while Bakersfield ranks 124th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
- The Roadrunners rank 241st in three pointers attempted per game (19.3) while the Bulldogs rank 290th (18.1).
- Fresno State ranks 95th in blocks per game (3.8) while Bakersfield ranks 119th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).