The UC Irvine Anteaters and CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Icardo Center. The UC Irvine Anteaters look for their eighth win. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners look for their fifth win.
The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 77.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. DJ Davis is averaging 13.9 points and 1.7 assists, while Dawson Baker is averaging 13.4 points and 0.7 assists. Bent Leuchten is dishing 1.1 assists and Devin Tillis is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 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 Anteaters are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Roadrunners are 10-29-1 ATS in their last 40 home games and 9-27-1 ATS in their last 37 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Anteaters last 6 overall. The over is 7-3 in Roadrunners last 10 home games.
Neither of these teams are playing well as of late, but the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners issues have been much greater. The UC Irvine Anteaters have far more offensive depth, they've held their own on the road already, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 8.7 points. Cal State-Bakersfield also has issues covering numbers. Give me UC Irvine in a comfortable road win.