Last Updated: 2019-03-21
The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament showdown between the Bakersfield Roadrunners (16-15) and the Cal State Fullerton Titans (16-17) will be played at Titan Gym. Cal State Fullerton opened as a 6.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 137.5 points. Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Cal State Fullerton Titans ATS Preview
In the Roadrunners’ last matchup, they lost to the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 85-70. Taze Moore put together a good game for Bakersfield, putting up 13 points and nine rebounds. UT Rio Grande Valley did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (25-31; 80.6 percent). Bakersfield, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 38.4).
The Titans are hoping for a better outcome after their 92-64 loss to the UC Irvine Anteaters in their last game. With 13 points, Austen Awosika put together a solid performance for Cal State Fullerton. UC Irvine had an effective field goal percentage of 0.709 (above their season average of 0.512). Cal State Fullerton, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (17-20; 85.0 percent).
Cal State Fullerton should have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Titans rank 73rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.483), while Bakersfield is 291st in effective field goal percentage (0.484).
Bakersfield at Cal State Fullerton Free Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Cal State Fullerton, ATS Winner – Cal State Fullerton, O/U – Under
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The Roadrunners are 40th in the country with 5.3 steals allowed per game while the Titans are 59th with 5.5 steals allowed per game.
Cal State Fullerton allows the 32nd-fewest blocks per game (2.6) while Bakersfield ranks 37th (2.6).
Bakersfield ranks 42nd in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Cal State Fullerton ranks 167th (35.1).
The Roadrunners rank 235th in three pointers attempted per game (20.6) while the Titans rank 307th (17.3).
Cal State Fullerton ranks 219th in assists per game (12.0) while Bakersfield ranks 239th (11.6).
The Titans have been outscored by an average of 7.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Cal State Fullerton has defeated opponents by an average of 0.9 points.
During their last five games, the Roadrunners have scored an average of 63.0 points per game (8.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (2.6 above their season average).