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Texas-Arlington CS Bakersfield Betting Preview

CS Bakersfield RoadrunnersTexas-Arlington Mavericks
6-6December 21, 2013, 02:00 | College Park Center4-7

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Texas-Arlington Mavericks try to run the CS Bakersfield Roadrunners off the court at College Park Center in college hoops action.

The Mavericks sit at 4-7 (4-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Roadrunners are currently 6-6 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas-Arlington is 4-3 OU, and CS Bakersfield is 1-2 OU.

View CS Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 223-ranked Mavericks and the No. 246-rated Roadrunners in this matchup.

Last time out for CS Bakersfield, they were a 90-64 winner as they battled Texas-San Antonio on the road. CS Bakersfield cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Texas-San Antonio out of the gym and running up a 90-64 score at UTSA Convocation Center.

Texas-Arlington was a 91-89 loser in its last match on the road against Oklahoma. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Reger Dowell chucked in a team-high 30 points for Texas-Arlington on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 91-89 at Lloyd Noble Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas-Arlington has the nation's No. 26-rated offensive output, at 82.18 PPG. The visiting Roadrunners defense ranks No. 92 allowing on average 67.33 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 44.99% so far, less than the Roadrunners marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.12% per game.

A few Roadrunners at Mavericks trends to consider:
CS Bakersfield is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
CS Bakersfield is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Texas-Arlington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
CS Bakersfield at Idaho State, Saturday, December 28th
Texas-Arlington at Arkansas State, Thursday, January 2nd