Check out our free Fresno State vs Bakersfield pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Bakersfield. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Fresno State vs Bakersfield Pick & Preview: Tuesday, December 20th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fresno State Bulldogs at Bakersfield Roadrunners
- Where: Bakersfield at Icardo Center
- Date: Tuesday, December 20th
- Betting Odds: Fresno State -5.5, FREST -252 | CSU +203 O/U 118.5
The Fresno State Bulldogs head into today’s game in what will be their 11th game of the season, posting a record of 3-7. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 1-5. So far, the Bulldogs have been favored 4 times, going 1-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Fresno State as -5.5 point favorites.
Isaih Moore comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 12.9 points per contest. Not only has Moore been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fresno State’s top rebounder at 8.4 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of Jemarl Baker, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Bulldogs’ will be without their 2nd leading scorer at Jemarl Baker points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Fresno State this season, as they are currently ranked 395th in college basketball at 64.4 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 Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 353rd in the NCAA.
Bakersfield will take the floor against the Bulldogs with an overall record of 4-6. Currently, the Roadrunners have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 2-2. So far, the Roadrunners have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Bakersfield’s leading scorer this season is Kaleb Higgins who is averaging 11.78 points per contest. So far, Higgins has accounted for 17.41% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.67 rebounds per game and 3.89 assists. Modestas Kancleris is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 7.8 points per game. Between him and Kancleris, they are accounting for 30.2% 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: Fresno State Bulldogs -5.5
Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Fresno State Bulldogs as the -5.5 point favorites over the Bakersfield Roadrunners. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Bulldogs’, 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 Bakersfield struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Fresno State 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 Fresno State laying the points.