Long Beach State vs. Cal State-Northridge - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cal State-Northridge Matadors (11-17) at Long Beach State 49ers (10-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm (The Walter Pyramid)
The Line: Long Beach State 49ers +1 -- Over/Under: 154
The Cal State Northridge Matadors and the Long Beach State 49ers meet in college basketball action from Walter Pyramid on Wednesday.
Cal State Northridge enters this one at 11-17 on the year. After winning consecutive games over UC Riverside and Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge has lost their last pair to UC Davis and UC Irvine.
In the loss to UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge’s Elijah Harkless led the team on 21 points, two rebounds and two assists. Lamine Diane added 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists there as the only other Cal State Northridge player in double-figures.
Over on the Long Beach State side, they’re 10-18 this year. In the last four games, Long Beach State is 3-1, with a loss to UC Irvine alongside wins over Hawaii, UC Riverside and Hawaii again.
In the latest win over Hawaii, Long Beach State’s Michael Carter led the way on 15 points, four rebounds and three assists. The only other Long Beach State player in double-digits there was Joshua Morgan with 10 points and six rebounds.
Long Beach State is 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight after an ATS win and 3-0-1 ATS in the last four overall. The under is 4-0 in Long Beach State’s last four overall and 4-1 in the last five home games.
Meanwhile, Cal State Northridge is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 Wednesday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 after a straight-up loss. Cal State Northridge is 0-4 ATS in the last four overall and the over is 4-1 in the last five overall.
Overall, Cal State Northridge has been scoring pretty well as of late. It’s not uncommon to see them above 80 points, and CSUN hung 98 on UC Davis (but still lost by 12). The Matadors don’t win lower-scoring games too often these days so they need to get off to a good start here.
Thankfully for CSUN, Long Beach State isn’t a stellar offensive team, especially not on a consistent basis. This one should finish out with a lower total, and I like Cal State Northridge to power out a cover.