Cal State Bakersfield @ Long Beach State
Regular Season Records: Cal State Bakersfield 8-18; Long Beach State 18-11
What to Know
The Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners and the Long Beach State Beach are set to clash at 3 p.m. ET March 10 at Dollar Loan Center in the second round of the Big West Conference Tourney.
Cal State Bakersfield earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing on Tuesday. They had enough points to win and then some against the Northridge Matadors, taking their game 58-45. Guard Kaleb Higgins (15 points) and forward Shawn Stith (15 points) were the top scorers for the Roadrunners.
Meanwhile, Long Beach State escaped with a win on Saturday against the California Riverside Highlanders by the margin of a single free throw, 73-72.
Cal State Bakersfield is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They hadn't treated bettors all too well in the past (they are 7-16-1), but they might be worth taking a chance on now after beating the spread two games in a row.
Cal State Bakersfield came up short against Long Beach State when the two teams last met earlier in the regular season, falling 74-65. Can the Roadrunners avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Dollar Loan Center -- Henderson, Nevada
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Beach are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Roadrunners, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Beach, as the game opened with the Beach as a 5-point favorite.
Long Beach State have won two out of their last three games against Cal State Bakersfield.
- Feb 03, 2022 - Long Beach State 74 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 65
- Jan 02, 2021 - Cal State Bakersfield 89 vs. Long Beach State 76
- Jan 01, 2021 - Long Beach State 90 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 89