Pacific Tigers (4-3) vs Cal State-Northridge Matadors (4-2)
2023-11-29 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Pacific Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: 148
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The Cal State Northridge Matadors and the Pacific Tigers meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Alex G. Spanos Center. CSU Northridge beat MS Valley State in a blowout on Friday during their last appearance, improving to 4-2 overall this year. As for Pacific, they’re currently 4-3 following a win over MS Valley State on Sunday. Here’s our Cal State Northridge vs Pacific prediction.
Cal State Northridge opened up the season with a loss to Stanford, but then recovered with three straight victories over Idaho, Chicago State and Life Pacific. The Matadors couldn’t keep it going versus Le Moyne and fell 80-70. In that one, CSU Northridge shot just 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) from the field with 17 turnovers.
The Matadors were able to get back into the win column versus MS Valley State in their last matchup. CSU Northridge allowed just 24 points in each half on the way to a dominant win 84-48. Keonte Jones topped the team on his 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists. De’Sean Allen-Eikens added 14 points with four assists as well.
Over on the Pacific side, they alternated wins with losses over their first six games this year. The losses came to Sam Houston, Nevada and North Dakota with victories over California, Lamar and Le Moyne otherwise. Matched up against Le Moyne, Pacific shot 45.3 percent from the field in the 73-71 victory.
The Tigers took on MS Valley State on Sunday in their latest outing. Pacific was up 34-25 by the break but still needed overtime to secure a victory 68-65. Leading the way in scoring was Lesown Hallums with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists in the winning effort.
ANDREW’S FREE PACIFIC VERSUS CSU NORTHRIDGE PREDICTION
I’ll probably lean toward Pacific. You could make a case either way, though. The Tigers weren’t exactly convincing in their latest matchup versus a struggling MS Valley State team, but still got the victory. Pacific shot a middling 40.4 percent from the field in that one with just 9-of-31 (29 percent) from 3-point range and 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) from the line. The Tigers’ last four games have each been decided by three points or fewer, and this one will likely be close as well. CSU Northridge is coming off a dominant effort versus the Delta Devils, and considering the Matadors have scored 70 or more points in every game so far they’ll be tough to topple. Should be a great matchup.