Planning on watching today’s Matadors and Beach game? Catch the action at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA, as the Beach hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big West conference game currently have the Beach as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 160.5 points.


The Pick: CSUN Matadors +8

This game will be played at Walter Pyramid at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Beach.
  • Even though we have Long Beach State winning straight-up, we like CSUN at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 160.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Matadors Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

As the 14th game of the season approaches for CSUN, their overall record stands at 10-3. When playing away from home, the Matadors have a 5-2 record, while at home they have a 3-1 record. CSUN has a winning ATS record, sitting at 10-1. In their last ten games, CSUN has been successful vs. the spread, going 4-0.

Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, CSUN has an over/under record of 5-6-0, with their games averaging 149.3 points per game on average. The Matadors have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the CSUN offense tallied 83 points in a matchup against Cal Poly. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.3%, and they made 2 threes. The top scorer for the Matadors was Dionte Bostick with 22 points, while Jasman Sangha also added 19 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Matadors’ defense is nationally ranked 120th, allowing 69.8 points per game. CSUN’s three-point defense is currently 104th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 35.3% of their shots vs. CSUN.

Can Long Beach State Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Long Beach State enters today’s game against CSUN with a 9-4 overall record. On the road, they are 6-4 and they have a 1-0 record this season. Heading into today’s game, Long Beach State has a 6-5 ATS record. In their previous five games, the team has gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, Long Beach State comes in with an over/under mark of 7-4-0, with their games averaging 154.8 points per game. The Beach have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 166 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Beach’s offense tallied 81 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 80.9 points per game. On the offensive front, the Beach have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 140th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 310th in terms of percentage and 322nd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Beach’s defense is nationally ranked 225th, allowing 76.2 points per game. Against Cal State Fullerton, the Beach’s defense gave up 71 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Cal State Fullerton only made 10 free-throws.