CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 12/21/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, CA
Odds/Point Spread: CSU Bakersfield (+15)
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (3-2) head to Kaiser Permanente Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Stanford Cardinal (4-2). The spread on this game has Stanford as 15-point favorites. The total is set at 131.5.
CSU Bakersfield enters this contest with a mark of 3-2 on the campaign. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, CSU Bakersfield is pulling down 38.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 70 dimes on the year, which is 211th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Roadrunners are connecting on 36.2% on three-point attempts (25 of 69) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest (177th in the nation) while shooting 46.9% from the field. On defense, the Roadrunners are forcing 17.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. The Roadrunners defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 38.2% (97 of 254) and they concede 27.6 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 110th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 61 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 33.9% from 3-point land while they are 23rd in college hoops in PPG allowed (58.6).
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners stepped onto the hardwood against the Saint Katherine Firebirds and went home with a win by a final score of 87-46 in their last contest. CS Bakersfield ended the contest with a 56.3% FG percentage (36 out of 64) and buried 11 of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Roadrunners converted 4 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists for the game in addition to earning 13 steals and 5 blocks. When it comes to the defense, CS Bakersfield let their opponent shoot 56.3% from the floor on 36 out of 64. Saint Katherine dished out 12 assists and 8 steals for this game. Moreover, the Firebirds pulled down 18 boards (5 offensive, 13 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Saint Katherine finished the game shooting 40.0% from the free throw line by making 2 of their 5 shots. They knocked down 10 out of their 22 attempts from long range.
De'Monte Buckingham is someone who played a role for this contest. He ended up walking away with only 5 points on 2 out of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 23 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Buckingham finished 33.3% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Roadrunners was Shawn Stith. He snagged 2 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He shot 83.3% from the field in this contest by connecting on 5-of-6 (10 points). When all was said and done, Stith saw the court for 15 min.
Stanford has a mark of 4-2 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cardinal are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 135th in college hoops. Stanford has scored 446 points on the season (74.3 per game) and they pull in 36.8 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.3 times per contest (189th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 15.2 times per game. The Cardinal are committing 18.0 fouls every game and they hit 72.1% from the charity stripe. The Cardinal on defense are ranked 126th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.0. They are able to force 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the field (108th in college basketball). The Stanford defense surrenders 31.6% on 3-point attempts (43 of 136) and opponents are making 64.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.3 dimes and 35.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 154th and 166th in the nation.
The last time they took the court, the Stanford Cardinal walked away with a victory by a final of 78-75 against the Arizona Wildcats. The Cardinal snagged 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for this game. They stuffed 2 attempts while earning 4 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats earned 26 personal fouls for this game which took the Cardinal to the free throw line for 22 tries. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 59.1%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Stanford converted 7 of 13 tries (53.8%). Overall, the Cardinal finished the game shooting 29 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.7%. The Cardinal permitted the Wildcats to make 26 out of 54 tries from the floor which had them at 48.1% for the matchup. They shot 47.8% from three-point range by going 11 of 23 and finished the contest at 12 out of 23 from the free throw line (52.2%). When talking about rebounds, Stanford allowed Arizona to pull down 30 in all (11 offensive).
Oscar Da Silva ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Cardinal in the matchup. He buried 8 out of 13 for the game for a rate of 61.5%, which got him 21 points. Silva pulled down 7 rebounds in his 36 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy that ended up coming through for Stanford was Ziaire Williams. He ended up with 16 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 11 shooting for this contest. Williams walked away from this one going 45.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 4 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Stanford (-15) and over 131.5 points
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