UC Irvine vs. CSU Bakersfield Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (10-20, 6-13 Big West) will look to stop a four-game losing streak when they visit the UC Irvine Anteaters (21-10, 14-5 Big West) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Bren Events Center as big, 16.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total in the matchup is 134.5.
UC Irvine vs. CSU Bakersfield Odds
- UC Irvine odds to win: -1916
- CSU Bakersfield odds to win: +992
- Spread: UC Irvine (-16.5)
- Total: 134.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Irvine, California
- Venue: Bren Events Center
Who Will Win UC Irvine vs. CSU Bakersfield?
UC Irvine and CSU Bakersfield Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
CSU Bakersfield is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 16.5 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined three more points per game (137.5) than this game’s over/under of 134.5 points.
UC Irvine and CSU Bakersfield have seen their opponents average a combined 1.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 134.5 set in this game.
The average over/under UC Irvine has had set in games this year is 8.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average total for Roadrunners games this season is 7.5 fewer points than the point total of 134.5 in this outing.
The Anteaters have a 15-14-0 record against the spread this season.
So far this year, the Roadrunners have put together a 12-16-0 record against the spread.
UC Irvine Stats & Insights
UC Irvine has a +262 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.5 points per game. It is putting up 75.9 points per game to rank 80th in college basketball and is giving up 67.4 per outing to rank 97th in college basketball.
The 34 rebounds per game UC Irvine averages rank 58th in the country, and are 3.5 more than the 30.5 its opponents collect per outing.
The Anteaters knock down 7 three-pointers per game (224th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 6.7 on average.
UC Irvine scores 97.3 points per 100 possessions (90th in college basketball), while allowing 86.5 points per 100 possessions (58th in college basketball).
The Anteaters are averaging 78.6 points per game this year at home, which is 6.3 more points than they’re averaging away from home (72.3).
CSU Bakersfield Stats & Insights
CSU Bakersfield has a -111 scoring differential, falling short by 3.7 points per game. It is putting up 61.6 points per game, 357th in college basketball, and is giving up 65.3 per contest to rank 45th in college basketball.
CSU Bakersfield averages 28.8 rebounds per game (319th in college basketball), compared to the 29.1 of its opponents.
CSU Bakersfield connects on 2.7 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 4.6 (358th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.3.
CSU Bakersfield ranks 335th in college basketball with 86.2 points scored per 100 possessions, and 175th defensively with 91.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home, the Roadrunners average 64.5 points per game. Away, they score 58.5.
UC Irvine Key Players to Watch
DJ Davis leads the Anteaters in scoring, tallying 15.6 points per game to go with 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
Devin Tillis is UC Irvine’s leading rebounder, grabbing 6.1 per game, while Pierre Crockrell II is its best passer, averaging five assists in each contest.
Davis leads the Anteaters in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Crockrell and Bent Leuchten lead UC Irvine on the defensive end, with Crockrell leading the team in steals averaging one per game and Leuchten in blocks averaging 0.8 per contest.
CSU Bakersfield Key Players to Watch
Antavion Collum is at the top of the Roadrunners scoring leaderboard with 12.6 points per game. He also pulls down five rebounds and dishes out 1.4 assists per game.
Cameron Smith has a stat line of 5.4 rebounds, 8.4 points and 1.4 assists per game for CSU Bakersfield to take the top rebound spot on the team. Ivan Reynolds holds the top spot for assists with 2.4 per game, adding 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest.
Marvin McGhee is the top shooter from deep for the Roadrunners, hitting 1.8 threes per game.
CSU Bakersfield’s leader in steals is Reynolds with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Travis Henson with one per game.
UC Irvine vs. CSU Bakersfield Prediction
- Pick ATS:
CSU Bakersfield (+16.5)
- Pick OU:
UC Irvine 75, CSU Bakersfield 60
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