Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Idaho Vandals ATS Prediction


The Idaho Vandals (3-5) will be at home in Memorial Gym when they square off with the Bakersfield Roadrunners (4-4). The game gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Bakersfield Roadrunners at Idaho Vandals Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Vandals got blown out by the UC Irvine Anteaters, 86-68, while the Roadrunners lost to the 20th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs, 66-61.

Bakersfield had a better turnover percentage (13.5 vs. 17.4) while Idaho had a better turnover percentage (12.9 vs. 12.7). Idaho rallied around Jared Rodriguez, who recorded 18 points and five rebounds. Jarkel Joiner, meanwhile played well for Bakersfield, recording 18 points.

The Roadrunners dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last game, Bakersfield won 66-55. The Roadrunners’ 13.8 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Vandals, who had a mark of 32.7.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams battle. Idaho ranks 269th in possessions per game (68.1) and Bakersfield is 318th (67.0) dating back to last season.

Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Idaho Vandals Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Idaho, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Bakersfield ranks 147th in steals per game (6.2) while Idaho ranks 258th (4.6).
  • The Vandals rank 98th in assists per game (14.6) while the Roadrunners rank 139th in assists allowed per game (12.9).
  • Idaho is 15th in the NCAA with 2.3 blocks allowed per game while Bakersfield is 31st with 2.6 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Roadrunners rank 171st in three pointers allowed per game (22.4) while the Vandals rank 247th (24.4).
  • Idaho ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.7) while Bakersfield ranks 72nd (33.2).