Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Rainbow Warriors versus the Roadrunners? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Icardo Center in Bakersfield, CA. The Rainbow Warriors are favored in this Big West conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 129.5 points.

HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS VS BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bakersfield Roadrunners +5.5

This game will be played at Icardo Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Roadrunners.
  • Not only will Bakersfield pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Taking a Look at the Rainbow Warriors Chances on the Road

Hawaii comes into this game with a 8-5 overall record, having played 13 games. In their last ten games on the road, which extend into last year, Hawaii has a 6-4 record. Heading into today’s game, Hawaii has a 4-6 ATS record. On the road this season, Hawaii is 2-1 ATS, and in their last ten road games, they hold a 6-4 (ATS) record.

Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Hawaii has an over/under record of 4-5-1, with their games averaging 140.8 points per game on average. In their most recent three games, the Rainbow Warriors’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 127 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Hawaii offense tallied 51 points in a matchup against TCU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 33.3%, and they made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Rainbow Warriors was Noel Coleman with 19 points, while Juan Munoz also chipped in with 9 points.

This season, the Hawaii defense has been impressive, holding the 64th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.2 points per contest. Hawaii will look once again to perform well on defense, holding TCU to just 33% shooting in their most recent game.

Will Bakersfield Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Today, Bakersfield will face Hawaii with a record of 5-8. Away from home, the Roadrunners have gone 1-7 while they are 2-1 at home. Bakersfield is sitting below .500 against the spread with a current record of 4-7. When it comes to their ATS performance, the team has gone 3-5 on the road and 1-2 at home.

After 13 games, Bakersfield has an over/under record of 8-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 139.9 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Roadrunners’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 147 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Bakersfield offense put up just 56 points vs. the UC Irvine Anteaters. Overall, they are now averaging 69.6 points per game which is 344th in the country. Leading the team in scoring was Kaleb Higgins with 18 points. Ugnius Jarusevicius also added 12 points for the Roadrunners.

The Roadrunners’ defense is presently ranked 133rd nationally, allowing an average of 70.7 points per contest. Against UC Irvine in their most recent game, the Bakersfield defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing UC Irvine to hit 32% of their shots.