The Bakersfield Roadrunners (5-6) will be at home in Rabobank Arena when they meet the Idaho Vandals (6-2). Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Idaho Vandals vs. Bakersfield Roadrunners Odds Preview
The last time the Vandals played, they dismantled the Washington State Cougars, 91-64. Brayon Blake was the top scorer from either team with 26 points on 10-for-18 shooting. Idaho dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 26.8) and a turnover percentage of 10.5 (better than their season average of 18.1). For those same stats, Washington State was 18.4 and 16.2, respectively.
The Roadrunners will look to maintain momentum after blowing out the Life Pacific Warriors in their last matchup, 100-71. Bakersfield’s Fallou Ndoye led the way, recording 15 points and 13 rebounds. Bakersfield dominated every stat category in the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.290 (above their season average of 0.238) and a turnover percentage of 15.2 (better than their season average of 18.4). For those same stats, Life Pacific had marks of 0.121 and 26.1, respectively.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Roadrunners rank 47th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.6 percent), while Idaho ranks 37th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.9 percent). Furthermore, the Vandals, who rank 47th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.288), will clash against the Roadrunners, who rank 333rd in opponents FTA rate (0.311).
These teams have already met once this season. The Roadrunners won 64-62. The Roadrunners played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 5.7 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.3. The Vandals were 11.9 and 18.2, respectively, for those same stats. Despite the loss, Perrion Callandret had a standout performance with 18 points and six rebounds.
Idaho Vandals vs. Bakersfield Roadrunners Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Bakersfield, ATS Winner – Bakersfield, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Vandals average 37.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 106th in the NCAA. The Roadrunners rank 129th in rebounds allowed per game (34.5).
- Bakersfield ranks 29th in steals per game (7.8) while Idaho ranks 257th (4.9).
- The Roadrunners rank 98th in blocks per game (3.8) while the Vandals rank 225th (2.6).
- Bakersfield ranks 168th in three pointers allowed per game (21.6) while Idaho ranks 267th (23.9).