California Golden Bears take on Roadrunners in NCAA basketball test
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.
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
California home to Oregon State, Thursday, January 31
CS Bakersfield home to Utah Valley, Saturday, February 2