Who's Playing

California Riverside @ Northridge

Current Records: California Riverside 9-5; Northridge 5-11

What to Know

The Northridge Matadors lost both of their matches to the California Riverside Highlanders last season on scores of 68-72 and 65-66, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. Northridge and California Riverside will face off in a Big West battle at 10 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Matadome. The Highlanders should still be riding high after a win, while the Matadors will be looking to right the ship.

Northridge ended up a good deal behind the UC Davis Aggies when they played this past Thursday, losing 64-47.

Meanwhile, California Riverside escaped with a win two weeks ago against the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners by the margin of a single free throw, 65-64.

Northridge is expected to lose this next one by 8. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the team is 3-8 ATS when expected to lose.

The Matadors are now 5-11 while the Highlanders sit at 9-5. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Northridge is 350th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 60.2 on average. California Riverside's defense has more to brag about, as they they enter the matchup with only 59 points allowed per game on average, good for 12th best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Matadome -- Northridge, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Highlanders are a big 8-point favorite against the Matadors, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Highlanders as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Northridge have won eight out of their last 12 games against California Riverside.

  • Mar 06, 2021 - California Riverside 66 vs. Northridge 65
  • Mar 05, 2021 - California Riverside 72 vs. Northridge 68
  • Feb 08, 2020 - Northridge 61 vs. California Riverside 59
  • Jan 16, 2020 - Northridge 80 vs. California Riverside 68
  • Feb 27, 2019 - Northridge 70 vs. California Riverside 68
  • Jan 09, 2019 - Northridge 84 vs. California Riverside 83
  • Feb 14, 2018 - California Riverside 69 vs. Northridge 62
  • Jan 17, 2018 - Northridge 66 vs. California Riverside 57
  • Jan 28, 2017 - Northridge 63 vs. California Riverside 59
  • Jan 04, 2017 - Northridge 82 vs. California Riverside 76
  • Feb 03, 2016 - Northridge 73 vs. California Riverside 71
  • Jan 16, 2016 - California Riverside 75 vs. Northridge 72