NIT Basketball Betting Matchup: Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

NIT Basketball Betting Matchup: Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 28 – 7 PM ET
Site: Madison Square Garden – New York
TV Coverage: ESPN

Basketball Betting Odds at BetAnySports

Pointspread: Georgia Tech -2
Total: 123 points

The Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners are like the people who crashed the party – nobody really expected them to be there, but it’s pretty hard to turn them away at the moment. That will have to be done by the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who they meet in the semi-finals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), which begins at 7 PM ET on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. This is the first of a double-header, with TCU and Central Florida playing offer the other spot in the finals. ESPN televises it, and customers at BetAnySports, who enjoy great Asian US casino action with three no-download options, will also have the pay per head opportunity to stay involved in the action after the opening tip, accessing what is available through Live Betting Ultra.

NIT Basketball Betting Matchup: Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Bakersfield brings a 25-9 record into the proceedings, and although they don’t really have a win over marquee program, they have a lot of experience and have chalked up three consecutive road victories. So they are more than capable of handling the moment. As far as Adjusted Defensive Efficiency is concerned, they are 15th-best in the nation, although they sometimes give up too many fouls. In fact, as far as points on free throws are concerned, only one team in the nation gives up a higher percentage of their opponents’ total points. It’s probably good thing for them the Georgia Tech is not all that proficient from the line, hitting only 68%. Of course, the flipside to that is that Bakersfield is only 63.5% accurate, and there are very few teams in Division I ball who are worse than that.

If you want to take the statistics over the full season, neither of these teams has been greatly dependent upon making three-point shots. But Bakersfield has had a lot of success doing it in this tournament. In fact, they have hit 30 of their 59 attempts, which puts them way above the 33.5% accuracy rate they registered during the regular season. BetAnySports patrons might want to know that Georgia Tech allows just 33% shooting from beyond the arc. And the Yellow Jackets are really stingy in two-point territory, as they allowed just 43.7% against a schedule that was much more challenging than Bakersfield had.

The main man on defense for Josh Pastner’s team is Ben Lammers, who had five blocks in the NIT opener against Indiana, and eight more against Ole Miss in the quarter-finals. Bakersfield is not a big team; most of the time they probably won’t have anyone on the floor taller than 6-6. So scoring on the inside will be a chore.

The fact of the matter is, scoring for both of these teams might be difficult. Even the Georgia Tech has done a lot better offensively in these three NIT games, shooting 48%, 46% and 52%, Bakersfield is exceedingly stingy, holding eleven of its last 13 opponents below 40% from the field. By the same token, Georgia Tech defends very well, keeping six of its last seven opponents below 40%. Can either team get hot from the outside? Maybe, and it might be some spark from an unexpected source that proves to be the difference.

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