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Cal State-Bakersfield vs UC Riverside Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23

UC Riverside Highlanders (14-7) vs. Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners (6-14)
February 2, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners +8.5 / UC Riverside Highlanders -8.5; Over/Under: +127.5
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The UC Riverside Highlanders and CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Icardo Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Preview

The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 72.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Zyon Pullin is averaging 18.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Flynn Cameron is averaging 11.6 points and 6 rebounds. Lachlan Olbrich is the third double-digit scorer, and Kyle Owens is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners Betting Preview

The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are averaging 58.8 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Kaleb Higgins is averaging 13.1 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Antavion Collum is averaging 10.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Marvin McGhee III is dishing 0.6 assists and Cameron Smith is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game.

The Highlanders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games. The Roadrunners are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 21-8 in Highlanders last 29 overall. The over is 4-0 in Roadrunners last 4 overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners are a bad team that’s getting worse, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 10.1 points. The UC Riverside Highlanders aren’t beating teams into the ground most nights, but they win the games they’re supposed to win, and they’re 6-4 ATS on the road. I’ll lay the chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UC Riverside Highlanders -8.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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