Cal State-Bakersfield at UC Riverside: 1/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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UC Riverside Highlanders (6-3) vs Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners (9-4)
Game Info: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Student Recreation Center)
Betting Odds: UC Riverside Highlanders -4 -- Over/Under: 122.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners and UC Riverside Highlanders face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the UC Riverside Student Recreation Center.
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners come into this game with a 9-4 record overall and they have won each of their last five games. Over the last five games, Cal State Bakersfield has covered four spreads, and the other game ended in a push. In the last game against Hawaii, the offense managed 83 points and that led to an 11 point victory. CSU Bakersfield comes into this game averaging 69.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 64.5 points per game. Over the last five games they are averaging 72.2 points per game while the defense is giving up 60.4 points per game. Guard Taze Moore has been the best player for CSU Bakersfield and on the season he is averaging 10.6 points while shooting 40 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is UC Riverside who come into this game with a 6-3 record overall and coming into this game they have won two games in a row. Each of the last three games the HIghlanders have also covered the spread. On the season, UC Riverside is averaging 71.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 60.6 points per game. UC Riverside is shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from behind the three point line. Arinze Chidorm has been the best player for UC Riverside and on the season he is averaging 13.8 points while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line.
CSU Bakersfield is 10-4-1 against the spread in their last 15 games played on Friday. UC Riverside is 7-2-2 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. The under is 18-7-1 in UC Riverside’s last 26 games against the Big West.
CSU Bakersfield comes into this game hot and they are getting too many points in this one. The Roadrunners might not come away with the win, but they will come away with the cover of the spread.