Cal Poly Mustangs (7-7) vs. Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners (4-9)
January 5, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners +1 / Cal Poly Mustangs -1; Over/Under: +117.5
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The Cal Poly Mustangs and CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Icardo Center. The Cal Poly Mustangs look to get above a .500 record. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners look for their fifth win.
The Cal Poly Mustangs are averaging 63.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 42 percent shooting. Alimamy Koroma is averaging 11.7 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Trevon Taylor is averaging 10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. Brantly Stevenson is dishing 1.3 assists and Chance Hunter is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Cal Poly Mustangs are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Poly Mustangs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are averaging 59.7 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 60.1 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Kaleb Higgins is averaging 13.5 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Antavion Collum is averaging 7.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Marvin McGhee III is dishing 0.4 assists and Cameron Smith is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Mustangs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Roadrunners are 11-29-1 ATS in their last 41 home games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 41-19 in Mustangs last 60 overall. The over is 8-3 in Roadrunners last 11 home games. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Cal Poly Mustangs have had more success this season, but the bottom line is neither of these teams are good. Cal Poly is in a slump and losing its last 5 games by an average of 7.4 points. CSU Bakersfield has issues scoring overall and is losing its last 5 games by an average of 8 points. Bottom line is this is a toss up game between two below average teams and CSU Bakersfield is at home. It’s Roadrunners or pass for me.