The Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-2) travel to face off against the Sacramento State Hornets (0-3) on Monday, November 20th. This game will be played at Pavilion in San Juan Capistrano and televised on FloH. Both Bakersfield and Sacramento State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 ET.
Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Sacramento State Hornets
The Bakersfield Roadrunners Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into today’s matchup, Bakersfield currently holds a 1-2 record. On the road, the Roadrunners have yet to register a win in two attempts, while they are undefeated at home with a 1-0 record. Bakersfield has yet to cover the spread this season, sitting at 0-3 heading into today’s game. Taking into account last season as well, Bakersfield is 3-6 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
Up to this point, games involving Bakersfield have had an average of 145 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 138.7 points. Their over/under record is 3-0-0. In the Roadrunners’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 64 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.
The Sacramento State Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hornets, who are 0-3, have been the favored team in all of their games this season. Their most recent loss was against Tulane, with a score of 92-57. As of today’s game, Sacramento State has a 0-3 ATS record. Over their previous ten games, including the previous season, Sacramento State has gone 4-5 vs. the spread.
Sacramento State comes in with an over/under record of 2-1-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 151 points per game so far. The Hornets have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 77 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Bakersfield Offense Breakdown
In their recent matchup, the Bakersfield offense ended with 63 points against California. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39.6% and made 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Roadrunners have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 278th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 368th in percentage and 369th in three-pointers made.
|Kaleb Higgins (G)||20.2||2.2||3.2|
|Cameron Wilbon (G)||7.5||3.5||1.0|
|Marvin McGhee III (G)||7.2||3.5||1.0|
Sacramento State Offense Breakdown
In contrast to their season average of 80.2 points per game, the Sacramento State had a below average performance. They scored 57 points against Tulane and had a field goal percentage of 35.2%. Leading Sacramento State in scoring vs. Tulane was Duncan Powell with his 17 points. Austin Patterson also added 11 points for the Hornets.
|Duncan Powell (F)||16.5||11.8||2.5|
|Zee Hamoda (G)||14.5||4.0||2.2|
|Brandon Betson (G)||10.5||1.0||2.5|
Bakersfield Team Defense
At present, the Roadrunners’ defense is nationally ranked 103rd, allowing 71.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Bakersfield’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 32.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.6% this season.
Sacramento State Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Sacramento State is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 81.5 points per game (177th). Sacramento State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Tulane offense to knock down 58% of their shots on their way to putting up 92 points.
Roadrunners vs Hornets Trends
- Across the Roadrunners last ten road games, the team averaged 61 points per game while allowing 72. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 2-8 straight-up.
- Through their last ten home games, Sacramento State has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 1-9 while averaging 61 points per game.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Roadrunners have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-7.
- Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Hornets have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
We’re putting our money on the Hornets to win, and have the projected score sitting at 79-65. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Hornets at -3.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 132.5, and our model projects the Roadrunners and Hornets to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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