The No. 9 Long Beach State Beach and the No. 8 Northridge Matadors are set to square off in a 2021 Big West Tournament first round matchup at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Michelob Ultra Arena. Long Beach State is 5-11, while CSU Northridge is 9-12.
The Matadors are favored by 2.5 points in the latest CSU Northridge vs. Long Beach State odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 153. Before entering any Long Beach State vs. CSU Northridge picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Northridge vs. Long Beach State spread: Northridge -2.5
- Northridge vs. Long Beach State over-under: 153 points
What you need to know about Long Beach State
Long Beach State lost to UC Irvine Anteaters this past Saturday, 73-58, at home. Long Beach State has lost four consecutive games. UC Irvine scored nine of the first 11 points in the second half to pull away. Colin Slater led Long Beach State with 15 points.
Michael Carter was dismissed by Long Beach State before the loss to UC Irvine. Isaiah Washington leads Long Beach State in scoring at 14.3 points per game. The two scheduled matchups between Long Beach State and Northridge on January 15-16 were canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.
What you need to know about CSU Northridge
Northridge fell 66-65 to California Riverside on Saturday. Riverside hit the winning basket with 38 seconds left. TJ Starks scored 25 points and Alex Merkviladze had 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Matadors lost three of their four final regular season games.
Starks is seventh in the nation in scoring at 21.6 points per game. Under Matt Gottfried, Northridge has beaten Long Beach State in three of four matchups. The Matadors last won a Big West Tournament game in 2014.
How to make Long Beach State vs. CSU Northridge picks
The model has simulated Northridge vs. Long Beach State 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning under on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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