The UC Riverside Highlanders and CSU Northridge Matadors meet Monday in college basketball action at the Premier America Credit Union Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Preview
The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 72.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Zyon Pullin is averaging 17.7 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Flynn Cameron is averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Lachlan Olbrich is the third double-digit scorer, and Kyle Owens is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The CSU Northridge Matadors Betting Preview
The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 63.4 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Atin Wright is averaging 16 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Dionte Bostick is averaging 12.4 points and 2.7 assists. De’Sean Allen-Eikens is the third double-digit scorer and Dearon Tucker is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
Riverside vs Northridge Trends
The Matadors are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 home games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 25-10 in Highlanders last 35 overall. The over is 4-1 in Matadors last 5 games following a straight up loss. The underdog is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Cal State-Northridge Matadors are a bad team that isn't getting any better, and it doesn't matter much that they're at home. The UC Riverside Highlanders have been the better team all season, and 9 of their 15 covers have come away from home. This line is telling you how bad Northridge is. I'll lay the points.