San Diego Toreros (7-6) vs. Cal State-Northridge Matadors (2-8)
December 22, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors +3.5 / San Diego Toreros -3.5; Over/Under: +142
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The San Diego Toreros and the CSU-Northridge Matadors meet in college basketball action from the Premier America Credit Union Arena on Thursday.
The San Diego Toreros will look to build on a 92-84 OT win over UC-Riverside last time out. e Eric Williams Jr. leads San Diego in scoring and rebounding with 14.9 PPG and 10.4 RPG averaging a double-double per game while Jase Townsend has 15.2 PPG with 3.3 RPG and 2.9 APG. Marcellus Earlington has 14.2 PPG with 6.2 RPG and Seikou Sisoho Jawara has 12.2 PPG with a team-high 3.6 APG to lead the Toreros in assists and to cap off the group of double-digit scorers so far this season. As a team, San Diego is averaging 79.5 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 39.7% from three and 72.9% from the foul line this season.
The CSU-Northridge Matadors will try to bounce back from a 76-73 loss to Idaho in their last game. Dionte Bostick leads the Matadors in scoring and assists with 14 PPG and 2.9 APG along with 4.7 RPG while Atin Wright has 13.9 PPG and De’Sean Allen-Eikens has 11.7 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for CSU-Northridge so far this season. Onyi Eyisi also has a team-high 6.1 RPG to lead the Matadors on the glass so far this season. As a team, CSU-Northridge is averaging 68.6 PPG on 42.3% shooting from the field, 31.6% from three and 71.5% from the foul line.
San Diego is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win while the over is 13-3 in their last 16 games following a win. CSU-Northridge is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m leaning towards the Toreros here. Both teams have struggled at times on defense, so between two teams that can’t keep points off of the board, I at least want the team on my side that’s going to score to respond. It also doesn’t hurt that the road team’s covered in 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two teams. Give me San Diego in this one.