Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017  CSU Vs. Colorado State

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (23-9 SU, 3-4 ATS, 4-3 O/U) vs. Colorado State Rams (24-11 SU, 19-9-1 ATS, 16-13 O/U)

NCAAB: Monday, March 20, 2017, Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado, 11 pm ET

Spread: Colorado State -5.5, Over/Under: 130

It’s a second round tilt in the NIT looking to advance to the quarterfinals taking place in the Rocky Mountains. The eighth-seeded CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are on the road as they take on the fourth-seeded Colorado State Rams Monday night. CSU Bakersfield advanced by upsetting top-seeded Cal 73-66 on the road Tuesday night. Colorado State picked up an 81-74 victory over fifth-seeded College of Charleston Tuesday to advance to the second round. This marks the first meeting between the teams all-time.

CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners Look For Second Straight Upset

CSU Bakersfield sprung the upset of the postseason so far as they downed top-seeded Cal to advance to the second round. The Roadrunners ran to a 44-19 halftime advantage and then held off the Golden Bears’ attempts to rally in the second half. CSU Bakersfield shot 41.8 percent from the floor and went 9 of 21 from three point range in the contest. The Roadrunners held a 39-33 advantage on the glass and limited Cal to 33.3 percent shooting in the contest. Both teams struggled at the free throw line as CSU Bakersfield was 18 of 31 at the stripe while Cal converted 23 of 37 attempts. Dedrick Basile led four Roadrunners in double figures with 18 points in the win.

The Roadrunners are a below average unit on the offensive end of the floor as they are 224th in the nation with 71.3 points per game. CSU Bakersfield is tied for 38th in the nation in rebounding with 38.8 boards a night and tied for 107th with 14.5 assists per contest. The Roadrunners get the job done on the defensive end of the floor, ranking 3rd in field goal percentage defense as they hold opponents to 37.1 percent shooting. CSU Bakersfield is 19th in the nation in scoring defense by allowing 63.1 points a night. The Roadrunners are shooting 44 percent from the field as a team on the year. CSU Bakersfield is knocking down 6.3 three pointers a night while sinking 33.8 percent of their three point attempts. Jaylin Airington leads the team with 14.3 points plus 4.8 rebounds per game. Damiyne Durham contributes 12.6 points a contest, Dedrick Basile chips in 12.3 points plus three assists a game while Matt Smith adds 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds a contest. Shon Briggs and Brent Wrapp each contribute at least 4.9 points a game for the Roadrunners.

Colorado State Rams Shoot to Extend Season

Colorado State came up with a win over a very good College of Charleston team and with Cal being upset, earned a second straight home game in the NIT. The Rams led by nine points at the half and held the Cougars off in the second half to preserve the victory and advance. Colorado State shot 44.4 percent from the field and knocked down 10 of 30 three point attempts in the game. Free throws proved important in the game as the Rams sank 15 of 21 attempts while the Cougars converted just 7 of 11 chances. Gian Clavell led four Colorado State players in double figures with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the win.

The Rams are pretty much average on the offensive end as they enter this game ranked 183rd in the nation with 72.8 points a game. Colorado State is 56th in the nation in rebounding with 38.1 rebounds per game while ranking 317th with 11.2 assists per game. The Rams are 62nd in scoring defense as they allow 67.6 points a night. Colorado State shoots 42.7 percent from the floor as a team this season. The Rams splash 7.2 threes a night but are shooting 34.3 percent from three point range. Gian Clavell leads the team with 20.4 points plus 6.2 boards per game this season. Emmanuel Omogbo is a force down low with 13.9 points plus 10.4 rebounds a night this season. Jeremiah Paige contributes 8.9 points plus 2.7 assists a night while Che Bob is good for 8.5 points plus 4.7 rebounds a night. Prentiss Nixon (13.2 points), Nico Carvacho, Devocio Butler, Brandon Koelliker and Kimani Jackson all log more than 10 minutes a game while putting up at least 4.1 points per contest.

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CSU Bakersfield

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Colorado State

  • Rams are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games
  • Rams are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win

Colorado State has won 10 of 12 after having three players declared academically ineligible, thinning their rotation. Playing at home has worked in the Rams’ favor as it did in the opening round of this tournament. Of course, playing on the road didn’t faze CSU Bakersfield in the first round as they blitzed a shorthanded Cal team and then held off a second half charge. The Roadrunners will look to employ the same strategy here. In a game where points are going to be hard to come by, look for the hosts to emerge victorious in a tight game.

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Official Pick Take Colorado State -4.5 Points

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017

Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-20-2017