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California Golden Bears take on Roadrunners in NCAA basketball test

California Golden BearsCS Bakersfield Roadrunners
Jan 27, 7:00 PM | Rabobank Arena

California Golden Bears vs CS Bakersfield Roadrunners Odds


The CS Bakersfield Roadrunners will try to cover the spread at Rabobank Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the California Golden Bears in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Golden Bears have watched them go 11-7 and 6-10 ATS on the year, while the Roadrunners are at 7-14 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Roadrunners are 2-0, while the Golden Bears have a 5-10 mark.

View California vs CS Bakersfield Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 306-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 57-rated Golden Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-62 win for the Golden Bears on Sunday.


How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features CS Bakersfield's No. 244-ranked scoring average of 64.6 PPG, against a Golden Bears defense rated No. 143 and allowing 64.9 PPG. The Roadrunners FG% has averaged 39.7% to date this season, less than the Golden Bears shooters have managed so far (44.4% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, California owns the country's No. 148-rated mark, allowing 68.5 points per game on the highway. CS Bakersfield, on the other hand, rates No. 180 in scoring at home.

California was a 62-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Utah. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Allen Crabbe scored 23 points leading the Golden Bears to a 62-57 victory over Utah at Huntsman Center on Thursday.

CS Bakersfield was a 66-36 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Clara. CS Bakersfield was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Santa Clara and falling by a 66-36 score at Leavey Center.

A few Golden Bears at Roadrunners trends to consider:
California is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,on the road

Next up:
California home to Oregon State, Thursday, January 31
CS Bakersfield home to Utah Valley, Saturday, February 2