NCAA hoops odds preview - Nebraska Omaha vs. CS Bakersfield
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs CS Bakersfield Roadrunners Odds
The CS Bakersfield Roadrunners hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks pay a visit to Rabobank Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Roadrunners bring a 6-13 record (1-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-15 Mavericks, who are 7-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed CS Bakersfield go 2-0 so far and the Mavericks go 7-4.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Roadrunners - Mavericks odds would favor the Roadrunners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. CS Bakersfield is rated No. 302 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Nebraska Omaha is at No. 337. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-57 win for the Roadrunners.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature CS Bakersfield's No. 263-rated squad against Nebraska Omaha's No. 334-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, CS Bakersfield rates No. 109 in the country with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 205 nationally with 5.9 per match.
Defensively, Nebraska Omaha features the nation's No. 345-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.1 points per game. CS Bakersfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Nebraska Omaha was an 89-74 loser at home against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska Omaha suffered an 89-74 loss against Western Illinois on Saturday, getting 18 points from Justin Simmons in a losing effort at Ralston Sports and Event Center.
CS Bakersfield was a 74-62 loser in its last match at home against CS Fullerton. CS Bakersfield got 14 points from Stephon Carter but lost anyway, 74-62, to CS Fullerton on Wednesday at Rabobank Arena.
Nebraska Omaha at South Dakota, Thursday, January 24
CS Bakersfield at Santa Clara, Wednesday, January 23