Looking to win big? The Roadrunners and Bulldogs face off at 9:00 ET on ROOT. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 139 points, and the Bulldogs are favored to win at home vs. the Roadrunners.
BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS VS GONZAGA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Bakersfield Roadrunners +28
This game will be played at McCarthey Athletic Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, November 28th.
WHY BET THE BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Even though we have Gonzaga winning straight-up, we like Bakersfield at +28.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Can the Bakersfield Offense Score Enough on the Road?
Bakersfield comes into today’s game against Gonzaga with an overall record of 2-3. When playing on the road, Bakersfield is 1-3 this season, but they are 1-0 when playing at home. Thus far, Bakersfield has a 1-4 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Taking into account their previous ten games, including those from last season, Bakersfield holds a 3-6 ATS record.
After five games, Bakersfield has an over/under record of 4-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 136 points per game so far. Looking at the Roadrunners’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 64 points per game.
Most recently, the Bakersfield offense finished with just 40 points vs. Tarleton State. For the game, they hit 1/17 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 33.3%. Leading the team in scoring is Kaleb Higgins, who is averaging 16.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ugnius Jarusevicius also maintains a PPG average of 8 heading into game.
Currently, the Roadrunners’ defense holds the 92nd rank in the nation, allowing 69.0 points per game. So far, the Bakersfield defense is giving up an average of 12.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (313rd).
Will Gonzaga Make it Happen at Home?
Heading into their 5th game of the season, Gonzaga currently has a record of 3-1. So far this season, all of the Bulldogs’ games have been played on the road. As of now, Gonzaga’s record vs. the spread stands at 2-2 heading into today’s matchup. In home games this season, Gonzaga is 2-1 vs. the spread, while they are 4-6 in their last ten home games.
After four games, Gonzaga has an over/under record of 1-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 140 points per game so far. The Bulldogs’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 87 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 83.4 points per game, Gonzaga struggled in their previous game. Against UCLA, the Bulldogs scored 69 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 43.4%. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Anton Watson with 32 points, while Ryan Nembhard also chipped in with 12 points.
In the current season, the Gonzaga defense has excelled, sitting 52nd in the nation by allowing 64.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Gonzaga’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 20.4% this season.