Wright State Raiders vs. Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners (3-1) at Wright State Raiders (3-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Nutter Center)
The Line: Wright State Raiders +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up on Friday from Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, we’ve got college basketball on the way between the Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners and the Wright State Raiders.
Cal State-Bakersfield comes into this game with a 3-1 record on the young year. The Roadrunners won their opener 96-54 against San Diego Christian but then fell to Arizona 78-66 in their second game. Cal State-Bakersfield followed that up with a pair of wins, however, taking one 77-70 over UC Santa Barbara and 71-63 versus Fresno State.
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The Roadrunners have a trio of players in double figures for scoring so far this year, with Jaylin Airington leading the way on 23.0 PPG and 5.0 RPG. Damiyne Durham is right behind with 18.0 PPG, and Dedrick Basile is playing well on 11.0 PPG and 4.0 APG.
Over on the Wright State side, they’re entering play on Friday with a 3-1 record on the season. The Raiders won their opener 85-81 versus SIU and then beat Miami (OH) 89-87. Wright State then dropped a game versus Toledo 82-78, but bounced back with a 109-54 beatdown of Ohio Dominican.
Leading the way for the Raiders in scoring this year is Mark Alstork, who is averaging a whopping 30.3 PPG with 4.5 RPG and 5.0 APG. Steven Davis (16.8 PPG; 4.8 RPG), Justin Mitchell (11.3 PPG; 7.5 RPG) and Grant Benzinger (10.3 PPG; 7.8 RPG) are also averaging in double-figures for Wright State.
Cal State Bakersfield is 6-0 ATS in their last six Friday games, and 6-0 ATS in their last six non-conference games. Cal State Bakersfield is also 8-0 ATS in their last eight road games, and 15-2 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Meanwhile, Wright State is 5-2 ATS in their last seven Friday games, and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight-up win. Wright State is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
Wright State hasn’t necessarily seen the greatest competition so far this year, but they’ve impressed in the games they have played. Alstork is off to a great start, and he’s getting help on the boards from several different sources. I like Wright State here to cover and maybe even win the game.