CSU Bakersfield vs CSU Northridge Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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The No. 8 seed CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (10-21, 6-14 Big West) play the No. 9 seed CSU Northridge Matadors (7-24, 4-16 Big West) in the Big West Tournament Tuesday at Dollar Loan Center, beginning at 9:00 PM. Both teams will look to get one step closer to securing an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

CSU Bakersfield is a slight 1-point favorite against CSU Northridge when the Roadrunners face off against the Matadors on Tuesday. The over/under is 125.5 points for the matchup.

CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Odds

Point Spread for CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with oddsmakers listing CSU Bakersfield as the favorite.

CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Moneyline

As for the moneyline, CSU Bakersfield has -123 odds to pick up the win, while CSU Northridge is listed at +102 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 125.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Henderson, Nevada
  • Arena: Dollar Loan Center

CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Betting Trends

In CSU Bakersfield’s 29 games this season, it has 13 wins against the spread. The Roadrunners have been favorites in three games this season and have come away with the win two times (66.7%) in those contests. CSU Bakersfield’s games this year have gone over the point total 16 times in 29 opportunities (55.2%).

In CSU Northridge’s 29 games this year, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Matadors have been the underdog on the moneyline 26 total times this season. They’ve gone 3-23 in those games. CSU Northridge’s games this season have gone over the point total 44.8% of the time (13 out of 29 games with a set point total).

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CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Key Players to Watch

CSU Bakersfield

Antavion Collum posts a team-high 12.8 points per contest. He is also totaling 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists, shooting 43.3% from the field. Cameron Smith is tops on the Roadrunners at 5.5 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.3 assists and 8.5 points. Travis Henson averages 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest, shooting 49.4% from the floor. Marvin McGhee puts up 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

CSU Northridge

De’Sean Allen-Eikens tops the Matadors in rebounding (5.1 per game), and produces 10.9 points and 1.3 assists. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Matadors receive 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game from Dionte Bostick. Fidelis Okereke is the Matadors’ top rebounder (5.1 per game), and he delivers 4.4 points and 0.6 assists.

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What you need to know about the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners

CSU Bakersfield has put together a 10-10-0 conference record against the spread this season. While the Roadrunners rank in the bottom 25 in the country in points per game with 61.1 (worst), they rank 40th in college basketball with 64.9 points given up per contest. This year, CSU Bakersfield is pulling down 28.8 boards per game (321st-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 29.2 rebounds per contest (69th-ranked).

CSU Bakersfield has struggled to sink three-pointers, ranking 0-worst in college basketball with 4.5 treys per game. It ranks 214th with a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season. With 7.2 treys conceded per game, the Roadrunners are 177th in the nation. They are giving up a 33.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 188th in college basketball.

The Roadrunners have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, CSU Bakersfield has hit the over seven times. CSU Bakersfield’s offense has been improved over its last 10 games, putting up 65.8 points per contest compared to the 61.1 it has averaged this season. CSU Bakersfield has been less stingy on defense lately, giving up 67.9 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 64.9 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the CSU Northridge Matadors

CSU Northridge has compiled a 7-13-0 record against the spread in conference play this year. The Matadors are the 19th-worst team in the country in points scored (63.9 per game) and 145th in points conceded (69.1). CSU Northridge collects 30.3 rebounds per game and give up 32.6 boards, ranking 265th and 281st, respectively, in the country.

CSU Northridge makes 5.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 326th and 282nd, respectively, in the nation. Defensively, the Matadors are 152nd in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7. They are 196th in 3-point percentage conceded at 34%.

The Matadors have gone 3-7 in their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. CSU Northridge has gone over the total in seven of its last 10 contests. CSU Northridge is putting up 64.4 points per contest in its past 10 games, which is 0.5 more than its average for the season (63.9). The Matadors are giving up 73.8 points per game over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 69.1 points allowed.

CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is CSU Bakersfield, and we predict that CSU Bakersfield will cover the spread (CSU Bakersfield -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 125.5 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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