CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
TV: Pac 12 Network
Odds/Point Spread: CSU Bakersfield (+19)
The Arizona Wildcats (3-0) host the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-1) at McKale Center on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have Arizona as 19-point favorites. The O/U is set at 131.5.
CSU Bakersfield steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 1-1 on the campaign. The Roadrunners are shooting 42.9% on 3-pointers (9 of 21) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.5 points per game (194th in the country) while going 42.6% from the field. They are giving up possession 16.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, CSU Bakersfield is pulling in 44.5 boards per game and has accounted for 30 assists so far this year, which is 242nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Roadrunners have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.5 personal fouls. They surrender 9.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 2nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (48.0). The Roadrunners defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 29.9% (32 of 107) and they concede 28.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 11th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 13 surrendered on the year.
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners took the court against the Bethesda Flames and took home the win by a score of 94-43 in their last contest. CS Bakersfield walked away from the game with a 51.6% FG percentage (32 out of 62) and converted 8 of 16 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Roadrunners buried 22 of 31 tries for a percentage of 71.0%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected a total of 49 with 16 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 11 steals and 5 rejections. When discussing defense, CS Bakersfield let their opponent shoot 51.6% from the floor on 32 of 62. Bethesda totaled 7 dimes and 9 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Flames totaled 22 rebounds (6 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Bethesda finished the contest at 50.0% from the free throw line by making 6 of their 12 shots. They also converted 3 of 25 shots from downtown.
Czar Perry is a guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He was able to score 6 points on 2 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes played and also collected 2 boards. Perry finished the contest at 28.6% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Roadrunners was Taze Moore. He snagged 3 rebounds and also accounted for 4 assists. He finished 20.0% from the floor in this game by going 2-of-10 (8 points). When the game finished, Moore played for 23 minutes.
Arizona has a record of 3-0 this season. The Wildcats are committing 20.7 personal fouls per game and they shoot 65.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.3 times per contest (56th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. Arizona has accumulated 240 pts on the season (80.0 per contest) and they average 44.7 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Wildcats are shooting 47.4% from the floor, which is 135th in college basketball. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 31st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 58.3. They are forcing 15.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 34.5% from the field (18th in college basketball). The Arizona defense surrenders 24.3% from downtown (18 of 74) and their opponents are connecting on 72.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.7 assists and 29.3 total boards per game, which is 71st and 25th in the nation.
When they last stepped on the court, the Arizona Wildcats got the victory with a final of 96-53 against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. The Wildcats earned 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the game. They also rejected 10 shots while getting 5 steals in the game. The Lumberjacks were called for 25 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 31 shots. They were able to bury 19 of those for a rate of 61.3%. In terms of shooting from distance, Arizona made 13 of their 22 attempts (59.1%). In all, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 32 for 48 from the field which had them sitting at 66.7%. The Wildcats permitted the Lumberjacks to convert 18 of 59 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 30.5% in the matchup. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 20 and ended up going 12 out of 20 from the free throw line (60.0%). With respect to rebounding, Arizona allowed Northern Arizona to grab 20 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Jemarl Baker ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats for this contest. He made 12 out of 16 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 75.0%, which had him sitting at 33 points. Baker snagged 3 boards in his 29 mins and had 2 assists for the game. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Arizona was Jordan Brown. He notched 17 points in his 23 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 6 shooting in this matchup. Brown wrapped this one up going 100.0% from the field and also earning 2 dimes and 11 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (-19)
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