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UNLV favored by 21 against CS Bakersfield on Saturday

CS Bakersfield RoadrunnersUNLV Rebels
Jan 5, 10:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

CS Bakersfield Roadrunners vs UNLV Rebels Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas & Mack Center Saturday as host UNLV looks to handle the CS Bakersfield Roadrunners in NCAA hoops action.

The Rebels sport records of 12-2 and 6-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Roadrunners have 6-11 and 0-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-7 for the Rebels and 1-0 for the Roadrunners.

View CS Bakersfield vs UNLV Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Rebels in this one found them listed as 21-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Roadrunners was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rebels) and the No. 281 (Roadrunners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-66 result in favor of the Rebels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UNLV's No. 27-ranked scoring average of 78.4 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense rated No. 225 and allowing 68.6 PPG. The Rebels FG% has averaged 45.2% to date this season, more than the Roadrunners shooters have managed so far (38.8% per game).

Defensively, CS Bakersfield features the nation's No. 212-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.

CS Bakersfield was a 72-57 loser in its last match on the road against San Diego State. Stephon Carter scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Roadrunners to a win (they lost 72-57 to San Diego State at Viejas Arena on Wednesday).

UNLV was a 74-52 winner in its last match at home against Chicago State. They failed to cover the 30.5-point spread as favorites. UNLV cruised to victory on Thursday, running Chicago State out of the gym and running up a 74-52 score at Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New Mexico are 6-4
After playing Chicago State are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Roadrunners at Rebels trends to consider:
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNLV is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
CS Bakersfield home to CS Fullerton, Wednesday, January 9
UNLV at New Mexico, Wednesday, January 9