Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tritons and Roadrunners. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Roadrunners at Icardo Center in Bakersfield, CA. Get ready to place your bets! California-San Diego is favored by -6 in this Big West conference contest against Bakersfield. The game’s over/under currently sits at 137 points.

CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO TRITONS VS BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bakersfield Roadrunners +6

This game will be played at Icardo Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 85-63 in favor of the Roadrunners.
  • Not only will Bakersfield pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Will California-San Diego Be The Talk of Icardo Center?

California-San Diego comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 16 of their 28 games this season. They have gone 13-3 in those games.

On the road, the Tritons have gone 6-7 this season, and they are coming off a 77-65 win over UC Riverside. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 6-4.

When looking at the Tritons’ ATS record this season, they are currently 16-9. On the road, they are 7-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 7-3 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line in California-San Diego games this year (143.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

The Tritons’ offense wrapped up their last game with 77 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 77.3 points per contest. Bryce Pope is leading the team in scoring at 18.1 points per contest. Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.4 going into the game.

So far this season, the California-San Diego defense has been performing well, ranking 66th in the country at 67.5 points allowed per contest. The California-San Diego defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed UC Riverside to connect on 4 threes.

Will the Roadrunners Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Through 28 games, Bakersfield has an overall record of 11-17 and a 6-11 record in Big West play. At home, the Roadrunners are 7-4 compared to a 2-13 mark on the road.

As the underdog, Bakersfield is 5-17, and they have gone 4-0 when favored. Currently, the Roadrunners are +6 for their upcoming game against California-San Diego.

As the underdog, Bakersfield has an ATS record of 11-11 this season and they are 13-13 overall. At home, their ATS mark is 5-6 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Bakersfield’s games is 15-11. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, which is higher than their season average of 137.9 points per game. Right now, their over/under record in their last three games is 1-2.

In their latest game, Bakersfield offense put up 75 points against UC Davis. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.4% and made 9 threes. Leading Bakersfield in scoring vs. UC Davis was Modestas Kancleris with his 16 points. Kaleb Higgins also added 15 points for the Roadrunners.

At this time, the Roadrunners’ defense is positioned 105th in the country, permitting 69.4 points per game. In their most recent game, the Bakersfield defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as UC Davis knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 56 points.