Cal-Bakersfield vs. UT Arlington, NIT Tournament Quarterfinals, Las Vegas Betting Odds, Picks and Prediction

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24-9 March 22, 9:00 PM | College Park Center 27-8
Cal. State – Bakersfield at Texas-Arlington, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Where: College Park Center, Arlington, Texas
TV: 9 p.m. ET, ESPNU


Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
769 –Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners +5½ -110  +200 Ov 144 -110
770 –Texas-Arlington Mavericks -5½ -110  -240 Un 144 -110

The Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners and the Texas-Arlington Mavericks will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at College Park Center.

ABOUT BAKERSFIELD (24-9): Airington, a 6-4 senior, leads the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game and adds 4.7 rebounds along with a pair of assists, while sophomore guard Damiyne Durham chips in 12.6 points and has drained 91 3-pointers at a 34 percent clip. Matt Smith, a 6-6 senior forward, anchors the inside – averaging 10.2 points on 52.5 percent shooting and a team-high 5.8 rebounds. Seldom-used 6-10 junior Moataz Aly could be a factor on the inside as he averages nearly two blocks a game in just 12 minutes per contest.

ABOUT ARLINGTON (27-8): Junior Kevin Hervey, the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, added 13 points and seven rebounds against the Zips and Erick Neal chipped in 13 points and nine assists, giving the junior 232 for the season – a program record. The 6-9 Hervey (17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds per game, 68 3-pointers) has scored in double figures in 28 straight appearances. The 5-10 Neal chips in 10.3 points per game to go along with 6.6 assists, and he leads the team with 58 steals while ranking third with 64 makes from behind the arc.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mavericks listed as 5.5-point favorites versus the Roadrunners, while the game’s total is sitting at 144.

Texas-Arlington and Cal State Bakersfield are in the midst of historic postseason runs. With a trip to Madison Square Garden on the line, sixth-seeded Arlington hosts the eighth-seeded Roadrunners in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Wednesday.

The Mavericks moved to 3-5 in postseason games and 2-2 all-time in the NIT with Monday’s 85-69 home rout of Akron, setting a school record with 27 wins and improving to 14-0 at home this season. Junior Kaelon Wilson, who scored 20 points in place of the injured Jalen Jones (12 points per game) in Arlington’s 105-89 first-round win against BYU, poured in a game-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting versus Akron. Bakersfield raced to a 44-19 halftime lead and beat California 73-66 in the first round for its first-ever postseason victory and followed that by racing out to a 20-point halftime lead en route to an 81-63 road victory against Colorado State in the second round on Monday. All-WAC first team performer Jaylin Airington scored 19 points and the Roadrunners defense held the Rams to 35 percent shooting while forcing 17 turnovers last time out.

Texas-Arlington was a 85-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Zips. They covered the -5-point spread as favorites.

In their last action, Cal State-Bakersfield was a 81-63 winner on the road against Rams. They covered the +4.5-point spread as underdogs.

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Cal State-Bakersfield:
Team record: 24-9 SU,4-5 ATS
Cal State-Bakersfield is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

Team record: 27-8 SU,18-11-1 ATS
Texas-Arlington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas-Arlington is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games


1. The winner will travel to New York City to play either Georgia Tech or Ole Miss next Tuesday.

2. Arlington is 2-0 all-time against the Roadrunners after wins in 2012 and 2013.

3. The Mavericks have won 17 straight at home dating to last season and has 11 consecutive wins against non-conference teams.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Texas-Arlington Mavericks will cover the spread at -5.5 and the game will go over 144 points, according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Arlington 84, Bakersfield 72 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

71.5 PTS FOR 78.3
63.1 PTS AGNST 69.6
8.4 DIFF. 8.7
26.3 DEF REBOUNDS 26.8
12.4 OFF REBOUNDS 11.8
44.1 FG% 46.4
63.4 FT% 67.5
6.4 3 POINTERS 8.6
8.4 STEALS 7.3
CS Bakersfield is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas-Arlington’s last 6 games at home
Texas-Arlington is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
CS Bakersfield’s Overall Scoring vs Texas-Arlington’s Overall Defense 71.6 219 69.6 108
CS Bakersfield’s Away Scoring vs Texas-Arlington’s Home Defense 67.6 242 66.8 112
CS Bakersfield’s Road Rebounds vs Texas-Arlington’s Home Rebounds Allowed 37.9 43 34.9 201
Texas-Arlington’s Overall Scoring vs CS Bakersfield’s Overall Defense 78.3 60 63.1 19
Texas-Arlington’s Home Scoring vs CS Bakersfield’s Road Defense 82.9 49 63.4 9
Texas-Arlington’s Home Rebounds vs CS Bakersfield’s Road Rebounds Allowed 40.7 23 35.0 126

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