The undefeated No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-0) welcome the Bakersfield Roadrunners (2-3) to McCarthey Athletic Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Bakersfield Roadrunners at Gonzaga Bulldogs Free Preview
The last time the Roadrunners played, they got blown out by the San Francisco Dons, 100-70. Czar Perry had a good game for Bakersfield, contributing 12 points. San Francisco did a great job of making free throws (19-24; 79.2 percent). Bakersfield, meanwhile, held the Dons to an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.0 (below their season average of 39.9).
The Bulldogs will look to maintain momentum after beating the UT Arlington Mavericks in their last outing, 72-66. With 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting, Ryan Woolridge was the game’s high scorer. Gonzaga dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.3 (below their season average of 40.8) and a turnover percentage of 7.2 (better than their season average of 13.7). UT Arlington put up marks of 2.9 and 14.2, respectively, for those same stats.
Gonzaga could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense goes up against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Bulldogs rank first in offensive efficiency, while Bakersfield ranks 272nd in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2018-19 season. Additionally, the Roadrunners rank 289th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.203), while the Bulldogs rank 25th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.181).
The Bulldogs won the only game against the Roadrunners last season, 89-54. The Bulldogs dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.328 and a turnover percentage of 13.5. The Roadrunners were 0.117 and 23.7, respectively, for those same stats.
Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Gonzaga, ATS Winner – Gonzaga, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Both of these teams are exceptional at rebounding the ball. The Bulldogs are 18th in the NCAA with 39.6 rebounds per game while the Roadrunners are 57th with 37.9 rebounds per game.
Bakersfield ranks 22nd in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Gonzaga ranks 52nd (5.5).
Gonzaga ranks fifth in assists per game (18.0) while Bakersfield ranks 273rd (11.2).
The Bulldogs rank seventh in blocks per game (5.4) while the Roadrunners rank 152nd (3.2).
Gonzaga ranks 208th in three pointers attempted per game (21.2) while Bakersfield ranks 261st (19.7).