Last Updated: 2019-03-29
The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament contest between the Bakersfield Roadrunners (18-15) and the Green Bay Phoenix (19-16) will be played at Kress Events Center. Green Bay opened as a 6.5-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 156 points. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, March 29, 2019.
Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Green Bay Phoenix Free Preview
The Roadrunners edged the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in their last contest, 70-67. Greg Lee led Bakersfield in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Bakersfield dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 10.0 (better than their season average of 15.9) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (below their season average of 38.8). For those same stats, Southern Utah put up marks of 16.0 and 23.5, respectively.
In the Phoenix’s previous game, they thoroughly outplayed the FIU Golden Panthers, 98-68. Green Bay was lifted by Sandy Cohen III, who was the game’s high scorer with 20 points on 6-for-13 shooting. The Phoenix, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.519, had a superb mark of 0.588 and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.3 (above their season average of 25.7).
Of Bakersfield’s 28 games with betting action, 15 have finished over the projected point total, while 18 of Green Bay’s 33 games have finished over the projected point total. Both teams have respectable straight up (SU) records (18-15 for Bakersfield; 19-16 for Green Bay), but the Phoenix have the edge against the spread (ATS). Green Bay is 18-15 ATS, while the Roadrunners are 14-14.
This contest should be a battle of conflicting tempos. Green Bay prefers an up-tempo style of play (sixth in possessions per game), while Bakersfield is more half-court-oriented (242nd in possessions per game). Also, the Roadrunners rank second in offensive rebounding percentage (38.5 percent), while the Phoenix rank 267th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.7 percent).
Bakersfield vs. Green Bay Odds Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Green Bay, ATS Winner – Green Bay, O/U – Over
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The Roadrunners rank 29th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Phoenix rank 201st (6.9).
Bakersfield ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Green Bay ranks 302nd (39.6).
The Phoenix rank 47th in assists per game (15.1) while the Roadrunners rank 265th (11.3).
Bakersfield ranks 88th in three pointers allowed per game (20.8) while Green Bay ranks 284th (25.8).
The Phoenix’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.4, up from 1.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Roadrunners have scored an average of 64.8 points per game (6.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (0.9 below their season average).