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Cal Poly vs Bakersfield Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Mustangs vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Cal Poly Mustangs at Bakersfield Roadrunners
- Where: Bakersfield at Icardo Center
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Cal Poly +1, CALPOL -110 | CSU -110 O/U 117.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Bakersfield, the Cal Poly Mustangs will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 7-7. On the road, the Mustangs will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 1-5. So far, the Mustangs have been the underdog 8 times, going 2-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Cal Poly’s leading scorer this season is Alimamy Koroma who is averaging 11.64 points per contest. So far, Koroma has accounted for 18.61% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.93 rebounds per game and 0.36 assists. TJ Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Mustangs, averaging 10.21 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 34.9% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Cal Poly this season, as they are currently ranked 444th in college basketball at 61.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mustangs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.0%, placing them 495th in the NCAA.
Bakersfield will take the floor against the Mustangs with an overall record of 4-9. So far this season, Bakersfield has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Roadrunners as the -1 point favorites. The Roadrunners have been favored 1 time, going 0-1 straight up.
Bakersfield’s leading scorer this season is Kaleb Higgins who is averaging 13.5 points per contest. So far, Higgins has accounted for 20.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.5 rebounds per game and 4.25 assists. Antavion Collum is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 8.46 points per game. Between him and Collum, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bakersfield this season, as they are currently ranked 401st in college basketball at 64.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Roadrunners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.0%, placing them 464th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Bakersfield Roadrunners -1
Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Bakersfield Roadrunners as the -1 point favorites over the Cal Poly Mustangs. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Roadrunners’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see Cal Poly struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Bakersfield also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Bakersfield laying the points.