The Chicago State Cougars (4-21, 0-10 WAC), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they head to Icardo Center to challenge the Bakersfield Roadrunners (10-14, 4-5 WAC). Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Chicago State Cougars vs. Bakersfield Roadrunners Betting Preview
The last time the Cougars played, they lost to the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 75-64. With 22 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Andrew Lewis was Chicago State’s high scorer. One of UT Rio Grande Valley’s largest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They made 32 trips to the line, while Chicago State went 25 times.
The Roadrunners are hoping for a better outcome after their 74-69 loss to the California Baptist Lancers in their last matchup. Cam Allen was the game’s high scorer with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. California Baptist did a fantastic job of making free throws (19-24; 79.2 percent). Bakersfield, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.578 (above their season average of 0.484).
Bakersfield could dominate the offensive glass in this showdown. The Roadrunners are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking sixth in offensive rebounding percentage at 37.3 percent. Meanwhile, Chicago State ranks 317th in the nation at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 68.5 percent. Also, the Cougars rank 15th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.292), while the Roadrunners rank 353rd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.351).
These two teams have already met twice this season, with the Roadrunners winning both. The Roadrunners played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 38.5 and a turnover percentage of 18.3. For those same stats, the Cougars were 4.2 and 27.1, respectively.
Chicago State Cougars at Bakersfield Roadrunners Betting Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Bakersfield, ATS Winner – Bakersfield, O/U – Under
The Cougars rank eighth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while the Roadrunners rank 74th (3.0).
Chicago State ranks 265th in three pointers attempted per game (17.6) while Bakersfield ranks 287th (16.0).
Bakersfield ranks 62nd in rebounds per game (38.2) while Chicago State ranks 292nd (29.8).
The Roadrunners rank 22nd in steals allowed per game (5.0) while the Cougars rank 206th (8.3).
Bakersfield ranks 85th in assists allowed per game (11.6) while Chicago State ranks 263rd (17.2).
The Roadrunners have been outscored by an average of 5.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Bakersfield has defeated opponents by an average of 1.4 points.
During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 54.2 points per game (6.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (4.9 below their season average).