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CSUN vs Bakersfield Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Matadors vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: CSUN Matadors at Bakersfield Roadrunners
- Where: Bakersfield at Icardo Center
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: CSUN +4.5, CSUNR +168 | CSU -207 O/U 121.5
Through 23 games, the CSUN Matadors have an overall record of 5-18. So far, the Matadors have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 0-12. For the season, CSUN has been the underdog in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 3-17. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Matadors being +4.5 point underdogs.
CSUN will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Atin Wright who is averaging 14.91 points per game for the Matadors. Wright is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Matadors’ offensive game plan is the play of Dionte Bostick who has hit 38.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.43 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for CSUN this season, as they are currently ranked 441st in college basketball at 61.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Matadors’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 452nd in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs CSUN, the Bakersfield Roadrunners will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 8-15. Currently, the Roadrunners have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 5-6. The Roadrunners’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Bakersfield has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1.
Bakersfield’s leading scorer this season is Antavion Collum, who is averaging 11.83 points per contest. So far, Collum has accounted for 19.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.74 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists. Marvin McGhee III is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 8.35 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 33.0% 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 they 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: CSUN Matadors +4.5
In this matchup, between the CSUN Matadors and Bakersfield Roadrunners, we recommend getting a bet down on CSUN to cover the spread as road dogs. Our analysis points to the Matadors’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +4.5. Look for Bakersfield’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 360th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have Bakersfield as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with CSUN on the road.