Check out our free Long Beach 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.

Long Beach State vs Bakersfield Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Beach vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Long Beach State Beach at Bakersfield Roadrunners
  • Where: Bakersfield at Icardo Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: Long Beach State -6, LBST -265 | CSU +210 O/U 140.5

Beach Preview:

Long Beach State will take the floor against the Roadrunners with an overall record of 14-11. So far, the Beach have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 5-6. This season, Long Beach State has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 10-4. For today’s contest, Long Beach State has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.

Long Beach State’s leading scorer this season is Marcus Tsohonis, who is averaging 15.0 points per contest. So far, Tsohonis has accounted for 15.62% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.45 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Lassina Traore is the second leading scorer for the Beach, averaging 11.96 points per game. Between him and Traore, they are accounting for 31.2% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Long Beach State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 25 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 31.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Roadrunners Preview:

The Bakersfield Roadrunners head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 9-15. Currently, the Roadrunners have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 6-6. So far, the Roadrunners have been the underdog 19 times, going 5-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.

Bakersfield’s leading scorer this season is Antavion Collum, who is averaging 12.04 points per contest. So far, Collum has accounted for 19.51% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.88 rebounds per game and 1.33 assists. Marvin McGhee III is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 8.54 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 33.4% 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 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: Bakersfield Roadrunners +6

In this matchup, between the Bakersfield Roadrunners and Long Beach State Beach, we recommend getting a bet down on Bakersfield to cover the spread as home dogs. Our analysis points to the Roadrunners’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +6. Look for Long Beach State’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 223rd in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have Long Beach State as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Bakersfield at home.