Planning on watching today’s Matadors and Rainbow Warriors game? Catch the action at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, NV, as the Rainbow Warriors hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 137.5 points, and Hawaii is favored by -5.5 vs. CSUN in a Big West conference matchup.


The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -5.5

This game will be played at Dollar Loan Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Rainbow Warriors.
  • Not only will Hawaii pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will CSUN Make it Happen on the Road?

The Matadors have gone 18-14 this season, including a 9-11 mark in Big West games. They have lost three straight games and are 9-7 on the road this season.

As the underdog, CSUN has gone 7-11 this season. They are 2-1 in their last three road games, 4-1 in their last five and 5-5 in their last 10.

As the underdog, CSUN has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 12-6. On the road, the Matadors have been even better, posting a mark of 13-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, CSUN is 6-4 vs. the spread.

CSUN’s over/under record this season is 12-17-1 and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149). So far, 26 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

The CSUN offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Hawaii. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.6% while connecting on 4 threes. De’Sean Allen-Eikens is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.7. Meanwhile, Dionte Bostick also brings a PPG average of 15.3 into the game.

At present, the Matadors’ defense is nationally ranked 213rd, allowing 73.2 points per game. Against Hawaii in their most recent game, the CSUN defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Hawaii to hit 40% of their shots.

Can the Rainbow Warriors Hold Strong at Home?

With a record of 10-6 at home this season, Hawaii has been solid on their home court. Over their last five games at home, they have gone 5-0.

So far this season, Hawaii has been favored in 18 games, going 14-4 in those matchups. For the year, they have gone 19-13.

As the favorite this season, Hawaii has a record of 10-8 vs. the spread and an overall ATS mark of 11-16. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rainbow Warriors are 6-4 and their ATS record at home is 6-10. In their last 3 home games, Hawaii is 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Hawaii’s games this season (138.8). Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Hawaii offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against Bakersfield. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49%, and they made 8 threes. In terms of offense, the Rainbow Warriors have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 138th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 210th in percentage and 151st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Rainbow Warriors’ defense holds the 76th rank in the nation, allowing 68.2 points per game. In today’s game vs. CSUN, the Hawaii defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Hawaii made 18 free-throws vs. the Rainbow Warriors.