The Ole Miss Rebels (5-3) will be at home in The Pavilion at Ole Miss when they square off against the Bakersfield Roadrunners (4-6). Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Bakersfield Roadrunners at Ole Miss Rebels Odds Preview
In the Roadrunners’ last contest, they lost to the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 64-60. With 23 points on 8-for-10 shooting, Czar Perry was the top scorer from either team. UC Santa Barbara had a free throw rate of 0.308 (above their season average of 0.242). Bakersfield, on the other hand, held the Gauchos to an effective field goal percentage of 0.462 (below their season average of 0.545).
The Rebels are trying to rebound after their 67-58 loss to the No. 24 Butler Bulldogs in their last game. Breein Tyree was Ole Miss’ leading scorer with 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Butler did a great job of making free throws (11-15; 73.3 percent). Ole Miss, meanwhile, held the Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.5 (below their season average of 33.0).
It could be an error-filled game for the Ole Miss offense. Since the 2018-19 season, Ole Miss ranks 197th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.0 percent), while the pesky defense of Bakersfield has forced the 96th-most turnovers in the country (20.7 percent).
Bakersfield vs. Ole Miss Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Ole Miss, ATS Winner – Ole Miss, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Rebels rank 152nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while the Roadrunners rank 272nd (19.1).
Bakersfield ranks 32nd in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Ole Miss ranks 61st (32.9).
Ole Miss ranks 74th in assists per game (14.5) while Bakersfield ranks 261st (11.3).
The Roadrunners rank 34th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Rebels rank 172nd (6.6).
Bakersfield ranks 48th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Ole Miss ranks 184th (3.6).