The UNI Panthers (2-0) will be at home in the McLeod Center when they square off with the Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-1). Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
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The Roadrunners lost a tough one against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in their last matchup, 93-91. Shawn Stith had a solid game for Bakersfield, leading both teams in scoring with 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting. South Dakota State did a terrific job of making free throws (24-30; 80.0 percent). Bakersfield, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.6 vs. 20.0).
In the Panthers’ previous game, they defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies, 64-54. With 17 points on 6-for-8 shooting, Isaiah Brown was UNI’s high scorer. UNI played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.082 and a turnover percentage of 9.8. For those same stats, Northern Illinois was 0.063 and 12.0, respectively.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Roadrunners rank second in offensive rebounding percentage (38.7 percent), while UNI ranks 11th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.9 percent) dating back to last season.
Bakersfield Roadrunners at UNI Panthers Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – UNI, ATS Winner – UNI, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Roadrunners rank 165th in blocks per game (3.1) while the Panthers rank 247th (2.2).
UNI ranks 34th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while Bakersfield ranks 97th (12.3).
Bakersfield ranks 52nd in rebounds per game (38.1) while UNI ranks 271st (33.1).
The Roadrunners rank 90th in steals per game (6.8) while the Panthers rank 261st (4.7).
UNI ranks 114th in three pointers attempted per game (23.6) while Bakersfield ranks 259th (20.2).