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UC San Diego @ Cal State Bakersfield

Current Records: UC San Diego 12-15; Cal State Bakersfield 7-16

What to Know

The Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners will be returning home after a four-game road trip. Cal State Bakersfield and the UC San Diego Tritons will face off in a Big West battle at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday at Icardo Center. UC San Diego will be strutting in after a win while the Roadrunners will be stumbling in from a loss.

Cal State Bakersfield received a tough blow on Saturday as they fell 62-50 to the Hawaii Warriors.

Meanwhile, the Cal State Fullerton Titans typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday UC San Diego proved too difficult a challenge. UC San Diego managed an 81-76 victory over the Titans.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Cal State Bakersfield is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 1-7 against the spread when favored.

The Roadrunners are now 7-16 while the Tritons sit at 12-15. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Cal State Bakersfield has only been able to knock down 41.70% percent of their shots, which is the 51st lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. UC San Diego has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.10% from the floor on average, which is the 29th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Icardo Center -- Bakersfield, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Roadrunners are a 3-point favorite against the Tritons, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Roadrunners as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Cal State Bakersfield have won two out of their last three games against UC San Diego.

  • Jan 29, 2022 - UC San Diego 83 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 75
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Cal State Bakersfield 65 vs. UC San Diego 50
  • Feb 12, 2021 - Cal State Bakersfield 76 vs. UC San Diego 71