Looking to win big? The Roadrunners and Anteaters face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Anteaters are hosting the game at Bren Events Center in Irvine, CA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 135.5 points, and UC Irvine is favored by -15.5 to win at home against Bakersfield.

BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS VS UC IRVINE ANTEATERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bakersfield Roadrunners +15.5

This game will be played at Bren Events Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Anteaters.
  • Even though we have UC Irvine winning straight-up, we like Bakersfield at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Roadrunners Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After losing their last game to CSUN by a score of 76-71, Bakersfield Roadrunners come into this game with a record of 10-15. They have gone 5-9 in Big West Conference games and 5-6 in non-conference games. On the road this season, Bakersfield has gone just 2-11, and they have lost their last two games away from home.

So far this season, Bakersfield has been the underdog in 19 of their 25 games, going 4-15 in those games. They have gone 4-0 when they have been favored. The Roadrunners are currently on a road losing streak of two games, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three games on the road.

As the underdog this season, Bakersfield has gone 9-10 against the spread. On the road, their ATS record is currently 7-6, and in their last 10 road games, they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Bakersfield games is 14-9. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 135.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points, and over their last five games, it’s 140.

In their recent matchup, the Bakersfield offense ended with 71 points against CSUN. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.8% and made 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Cameron Wilbon with 17 points. Corey Stephenson also added 17 points for the Roadrunners.

At this time, the Roadrunners’ defense is positioned 101st in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Bakersfield’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.6% this season.

Does UC Irvine Stand a Chance at Home?

UC Irvine is a perfect 11-0 at home this season, and they have won 10 straight games at home. The Anteaters are 16-3 when favored this season, and they are favored by 15.5 points tonight against Bakersfield. UC Irvine’s average scoring margin at home is +14.2 points per game.

UC Irvine’s record in the Big West is 11-2, and they are coming off an 88-78 loss to UC Riverside. The Anteaters’ overall record this season is 18-7, and they are 7-5 in non-conference games. So far, UC Irvine has gone 6-7 on the road.

UC Irvine has an ATS record of 15-9 this season, including a mark of 7-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Anteaters have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in UC Irvine’s games this season (141.6). Currently, their over/under record is 10-12-2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points.

In their previous game, the Anteaters’ offense finished with 78 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.2 points per contest. Carter Welling led the team in scoring, putting up 14 points. Additionally, Pierre Crockrell II contributed 14 points for the Anteaters.

At present, the Anteaters’ defense is nationally ranked 43rd, allowing 66.4 points per game. UC Irvine’s three-point defense is currently 45th in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.9% of their shots vs. UC Irvine.