New Mexico Lobos (19-15) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (6-24)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 6, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors +13.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5
The New Mexico Lobos and the Cal State Northridge Matadors will be matching up in college basketball action on Tuesday from Matadome.
The Lobos are coming off a 19-15 campaign last season, going 12-6 in Mountain West play to finish in third place among the conference. New Mexico beat Wyoming and Utah State, advancing to the championship of the Mountain West Tournament but lost to San Diego State.
The Lobos lose three seniors to graduation this year in Sam Logwood, Antino Jackson and Joe Furstinger. New Mexico does add a few transfers coming into the season however, as well as an interesting recruit in Drue Drinnon.
Over on the CSU Northridge side, they finished 6-24 last year and 3-13 in Big West play for a last-place season. As a result, the Matadors failed to even qualify for the conference tournament and fired head coach Reggie Theus.
Cal State Northridge is a pretty young team overall; they’ve only got two seniors on the roster this season in guard Jonathan Guevara and redshirt center Blair Orr. That means a heavy contribution from the younger guys as CSUN attempts to rebuild.
The Lobos are 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Tuesday games. New Mexico is 5-12 in their last 17 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
Meanwhile, the Matadors are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 3-18-2 ATS in their last 23 Tuesday games. CSUN is 1-8 ATS in their last nine versus the Mountain West and the over is 4-0 in their last four overall.
CSUN is going to go through the standard growing pains this season that every young team must face, but the good news is that they can’t do much worse than they did last year.
As for New Mexico, they’ve got some new faces on their squad as well, and though it doesn’t look like they’ll flirt with 20 wins this season, anything could happen if the team gels early.
In any case, the line’s not too bad so I’m going Lobos.