The Roadrunners and Rainbow Warriors are set to face off at 11:59 ET on SPEC. The Rainbow Warriors will host the game at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. The over/under for this game is set at 134.5 points, and Hawaii is favored by -7.5 vs. Bakersfield in a Big West conference matchup.

BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS VS HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -7.5

This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 11:59 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Rainbow Warriors.
  • Not only will Hawaii pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Roadrunners Stand a Chance in Honolulu?

After winning their last game, 68-56, against Cal Poly, Bakersfield Roadrunners are 13-17 this season. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 2-8 and are 8-11 in Big West games.

So far this year, the Roadrunners have gone 3-13 on the road, and their average scoring differential is -7.8. As the underdog, they have a record of 6-17.

As the underdog this season, Bakersfield has an ATS record of 12-11 and an overall ATS record of 15-13. On the road, the Roadrunners have an ATS mark of 9-7 and have gone 7-3 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Bakersfield’s games this season (136.2), and the over/under record in their games this year is 15-13. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their recent game, the Roadrunners’ offense concluded with 68 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 68.8 points per contest. The top scorer for the Roadrunners was Kaleb Higgins with 21 points, while Dalph Panopio also chipped in with 10 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Bakersfield defense is giving up an average of 68.6 points per contest. Bakersfield’s three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.9% of their shots vs. Bakersfield.

Will the Hawaii Defense Show Up at Home?

Heading into their matchup with Bakersfield, Hawaii has won four straight games at home. Over the course of their last ten games at home, the Rainbow Warriors have gone 6-4.

So far this season, Hawaii has been favored in 17 games, going 13-4 in those matchups. Overall, they have an 18-13 record.

As the favorite this season, Hawaii has gone 9-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rainbow Warriors have gone 6-4 ATS. At home this year, Hawaii is just 5-10 vs. the spread, but over their last three games at home, they are 2-1 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Hawaii’s games this season (138.7). So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, which is slightly higher than the average OU line of 138.7. In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 7-3.

The Hawaii offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against CSUN. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.7% and connected on 8 threes. Leading Hawaii in scoring vs. CSUN was Bernardo Da Silva with his 18 points. Justin McKoy also added 14 points for the Rainbow Warriors.

At present, the Rainbow Warriors’ defense is nationally ranked 85th, allowing 68.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.2 threes per game vs. Bakersfield. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.1%.