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Cal State Bakersfield @ Northridge

Regular Season Records: Cal State Bakersfield 7-18; Northridge 7-22

What to Know

The Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners and the Northridge Matadors are set to clash at 9 p.m. ET March 8 at Dollar Loan Center in the first round of the Big West Conference Tourney. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

Cal State Bakersfield was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 66-61 to the UC Irvine Anteaters.

Meanwhile, the Matadors found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 84-62 punch to the gut against the Hawaii Warriors this past Saturday.

Cal State Bakersfield is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-8 against the spread when favored.

A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Cal State Bakersfield is stumbling into the game with the 20th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 64.4 on average. Northridges have had an even harder time: they are fourth worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 62.1 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dollar Loan Center -- Henderson, Nevada
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Roadrunners are a solid 6-point favorite against the Matadors, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Roadrunners, as the game opened with the Roadrunners as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Northridge have won two out of their last three games against Cal State Bakersfield.

  • Feb 12, 2022 - Northridge 71 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 65
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Northridge 90 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 87
  • Feb 26, 2021 - Cal State Bakersfield 84 vs. Northridge 58