CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Big West Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The No. 8 seed CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (10-21, 6-14 Big West) and the No. 9 seed CSU Northridge Matadors (7-24, 4-16 Big West) meet in the Big West Tournament Tuesday at Dollar Loan Center, beginning at 9:00 PM on ESPN+. CSU Bakersfield is favored by 1 point. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under set at 125.5 points.
CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Odds
- CSU Bakersfield odds to win: -123
- CSU Northridge odds to win: +102
- Spread: CSU Bakersfield (-1)
- Total: 125.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Henderson, Nevada
- Venue: Dollar Loan Center
Who Will Win CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge?
CSU Bakersfield and CSU Northridge Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 1-point favorites this season, CSU Bakersfield is 2-1 against the spread.
CSU Northridge has a 10-16 record against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
The two teams average a combined 0.5 fewer points per game (125) than this matchup’s over/under of 125.5 points.
CSU Bakersfield and CSU Northridge have seen its opponents average a combined 8.5 more points per game than the over/under of 125.5 set in this matchup.
The average total CSU Bakersfield has had in its games this year is 0.5 more points than this particular game’s point total.
Matadors games this year have averaged a total of 133 points, 7.5 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Roadrunners are 13-16-0 against the spread this season.
The Matadors have a 12-17-0 record against the spread this season.
CSU Bakersfield Stats & Insights
CSU Bakersfield has a -119 scoring differential, falling short by 3.8 points per game. It is putting up 61.1 points per game to rank 358th in college basketball and is giving up 64.9 per outing to rank 40th in college basketball.
CSU Bakersfield is 321st in the country at 28.8 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 29.2 its opponents average.
The Roadrunners make 4.5 three-pointers per game (359th in college basketball) while shooting 33.6% from beyond the arc (214th in college basketball). They are making 2.7 fewer threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 7.2 per game while shooting 33.9%.
CSU Bakersfield ranks 341st in college basketball with 85.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 163rd in college basketball defensively with 91 points conceded per 100 possessions.
Offensively, the Roadrunners have fared better in home games this season, putting up 64.5 points per game, compared to 57.5 per game in away games.
CSU Northridge Stats & Insights
CSU Northridge is being outscored by 5.2 points per game, with a -162 scoring differential overall. It puts up 63.9 points per game (340th in college basketball), and gives up 69.1 per contest (145th in college basketball).
CSU Northridge loses the rebound battle by an average of 2.3 boards. It collects 30.3 rebounds per game (265th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.6.
CSU Northridge knocks down 5.8 three-pointers per game (326th in college basketball), 1.2 fewer than its opponents. It is shooting 32.4% from deep (282nd in college basketball) and its opponents are shooting 34%.
CSU Northridge ranks 334th in college basketball averaging 86.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 231st, allowing 93.3 points per 100 possessions.
At home, the Matadors average 70.9 points per game. Away, they score 55.6.
CSU Bakersfield Key Players to Watch
Antavion Collum leads the Roadrunners in scoring, tallying 12.8 points per game to go with 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
CSU Bakersfield’s leading rebounder is Cameron Smith averaging 5.5 boards per game and its best passer is Ivan Reynolds and his 2.4 assists per game.
The Roadrunners get the most three-point shooting production out of Marvin McGhee, who knocks down 1.7 threes per game.
The CSU Bakersfield steals leader is Reynolds, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Travis Henson, who compiles one block per contest.
CSU Northridge Key Players to Watch
Atin Wright averages 17 points and adds 1.8 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Matadors’ leaderboards in those statistics.
De’Sean Allen-Eikens’ stat line of 5.1 rebounds, 10.9 points and 1.3 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the CSU Northridge rebounding leaderboard.
Wright averages two three-pointers per game, the most on the Matadors.
CSU Northridge’s leader in steals is Wright (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Allen-Eikens (0.6 per game).
CSU Bakersfield vs. CSU Northridge Prediction
- Pick ATS:
CSU Bakersfield (-1)
- Pick OU:
CSU Bakersfield 66, CSU Northridge 63
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