Hawaii vs CSU Northridge Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (21-9, 12-6 Big West) look to extend a three-game road winning streak when visiting the CSU Northridge Matadors (7-23, 4-15 Big West) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET.

Thursday’s game between the Rainbow Warriors and the Matadors sees the Rainbow Warriors as a solid, 8-point favorite. The over/under is 128.5 points for the matchup.

Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge Odds

Point Spread for Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing Hawaii as the favorite.

Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Hawaii has -395 odds to pick up the win, while CSU Northridge is listed at +308 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 128.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Northridge, California
  • Arena: Matadome

Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge Betting Trends

Hawaii is 14-15-0 against the spread this season. The Rainbow Warriors have won in 17, or 70.8%, of the 24 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Hawaii’s games this year have gone over the total in 14 out of 28 opportunities (50%).

CSU Northridge has played 28 games, with 12 wins, against the spread. The Matadors have been the moneyline underdog 25 total times this season. They’ve gone 3-22 in those games. CSU Northridge’s games this year have hit the over 12 times in 28 opportunities (42.9%).

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Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge Key Players to Watch


Kamaka Hepa averages 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, shooting 43% from the field and 38.7% from downtown with 2 made 3-pointers per game. Bernardo da Silva leads the Rainbow Warriors at 6.8 rebounds per contest, while also posting 1 assists and 9.8 points. JoVon McClanahan leads the Rainbow Warriors at 3.4 assists per game, while also putting up 3.2 rebounds and 11.1 points. Noel Coleman paces the Rainbow Warriors at 12.2 points per game, while also putting up 1.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds.

CSU Northridge

De’Sean Allen-Eikens leads the Matadors in rebounding (5.2 per game), and puts up 11.2 points and 1.3 assists. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Dionte Bostick is putting up 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest, making 38% of his shots from the floor. Fidelis Okereke is putting up 4.4 points, 5 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, making 53.5% of his shots from the floor.

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What you need to know about the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Hawaii is 8-10-0 ATS in conference play this season. The Rainbow Warriors sport a top-25 defense this year, ranking 13th-best in college basketball with 61.4 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 304th with 66.9 points scored per contest. This year, Hawaii is averaging 31.6 rebounds per game (183rd-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 29.2 rebounds per contest (69th-ranked).

When playing at home, the Rainbow Warriors are scoring 0.9 more points per game (67.4) than they are in away games (66.5). With 6.5 treys per game, Hawaii ranks 272nd in the nation. It owns a 32.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 280th in college basketball. The Rainbow Warriors are dominating in terms of defending against three-pointers, as they rank best in college basketball in treys allowed (4.3 per game) and seventh-best in three-point percentage allowed (28.8%).

The Rainbow Warriors have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Hawaii has gone over the total five times. Hawaii has seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 64.3 points per game in its last 10 contests, 2.6 points fewer than the 66.9 it has scored this year. Hawaii’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (61.7) is 0.3 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (61.4).

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What you need to know about the CSU Northridge Matadors

CSU Northridge has won seven games against the spread this year in conference action, while failing to cover 12 times. In 2022-23, the Matadors are 20th-worst in the country offensively (64.2 points scored per game) and 136th on defense (68.7 points allowed). CSU Northridge is 264th in the nation in rebounds per game (30.4) and 272nd in rebounds allowed (32.4).

At home, the Matadors average 72 points per game. On the road, they score 55.6. In 2022-23, CSU Northridge is 320th in the nation in 3-point makes (5.9 per game) and 288th in 3-point percentage (32.3%). In 2022-23, the Matadors are 140th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (6.9 per game) and 182nd in defensive 3-point percentage (33.9%).

The Matadors have gone 3-7 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. CSU Northridge has hit the over in six of its last 10 outings. CSU Northridge is posting 64.6 points per game over its previous 10 games, which is 0.4 more than its average for the season (64.2). The Matadors are surrendering 72.2 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 68.7 points allowed.

Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Hawaii, and we project that Hawaii will cover the spread (Hawaii -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 128.5 points.

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How to bet Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge

You can bet on Hawaii vs. CSU Northridge at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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