College Basketball Matchup - CS Bakersfield Roadrunners North Florida Ospreys Odds Preview
North Florida Ospreys vs CS Bakersfield Roadrunners Odds
The North Florida Ospreys will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Roadrunners in CS Bakersfield at Orleans Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.
The Roadrunners sport records of 4-8 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Ospreys have 3-8 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Roadrunners and 0-0 for the Ospreys.
The Roadrunners were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 156-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 166-rated Ospreys in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-57 win for the Roadrunners on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and CS Bakersfield has the nation's No. 221-rated offensive output, at 65.8 PPG. The visiting Ospreys defense ranks No. 282 allowing on average 72.2 PPG. The Roadrunners FG% has averaged 38.5% so far, less than the Ospreys marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.
Defensively, North Florida features the nation's No. 263-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. CS Bakersfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Florida was a 74-64 loser on the road against Portland. North Florida got 27 points from Travis Wallace on the way to a 74-64 loss against Portland on Wednesday at Chiles Center.
In their last action, CS Bakersfield was a 78-58 loser on the road against Colorado State. The Roadrunners were hammered by Colorado State on Wednesday, losing by a 78-58 final at Moby Arena in college basketball betting action.
North Florida home to Lipscomb, Monday, December 31
CS Bakersfield at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, December 29