The Bakersfield Roadrunners (2-4) will be at home in the Icardo Center when they go head-to-head against the Sam Houston State Bearkats (2-3). Action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Sam Houston State Bearkats at Bakersfield Roadrunners ATS Preview
In the Bearkats’ last contest, they fell to the San Francisco Dons, 90-81. With 23 points on 8-for-15 shooting, Zach Nutall was the top scorer from either team. San Francisco did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (21-28; 75.0 percent). Sam Houston State, meanwhile, made 13 of their 26 three pointers (50.0 percent).
The Roadrunners are hoping for a better outcome after their 77-49 loss to the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs in their last outing. Justin Edler-Davis led Bakersfield in scoring with 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting. Gonzaga had a free throw rate of 0.510 (above their season average of 0.265). Bakersfield, meanwhile, held the Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.2 (below their season average of 37.3).
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Bakersfield offense. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Bakersfield ranks 204th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.1 percent), while the pesky defense of Sam Houston State has forced the 31st-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.1 percent).
Sam Houston State at Bakersfield Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Bakersfield, ATS Winner – Bakersfield, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Roadrunners rank 34th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Bearkats rank 106th (5.9).
Bakersfield ranks 47th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Sam Houston State ranks 86th (3.0).
Sam Houston State ranks 15th in assists per game (16.5) while Bakersfield ranks 282nd (11.2).
The Bearkats rank 61st in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while the Roadrunners rank 285th (19.4).
Bakersfield ranks 45th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Sam Houston State ranks 127th (34.3).