Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners (6-11) vs. UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (15-2)
January 21, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos -16 / Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners +16; Over/Under: +119.5
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The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Thunderdome. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners Preview
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are averaging 58.3 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 61.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Kaleb Higgins is averaging 13.1 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Antavion Collum is averaging 9.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Marvin McGhee III is dishing 0.3 assists and Cameron Smith is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Preview
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are averaging 70.8 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Ajay Mitchell is averaging 15.9 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Miles Norris is averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Josh Pierre-Louis is dishing 2.1 assists and Andre Kelly is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Roadrunners are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Gauchos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Roadrunners last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Gauchos last 5 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners are a well below average team that’s getting worse and loses on the road by an average of 14.5 points. The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos are the team to beat in the conference, and they win at home by an average of 13.9 points while shooting 54.3 percent from the field. I’ll lay the chalk.