Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Rainbow Warriors and Matadors. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Matadors at Premier America Credit Union in Northridge, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The Rainbow Warriors are the favorites in this Big West conference matchup the against the Matadors. The over/under for the game is set at 146.5 points.

HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS VS CSUN MATADORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: CSUN Matadors +2

This game will be played at Premier America Credit Union at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE CSUN MATADORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Matadors.
  • Not only will CSUN pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Rainbow Warriors Find a Way to Win in Northridge?

So far this season, the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have an overall record of 9-5 and are 1-0 in the Big West conference. They are favored by 2 points in today’s game against CSUN and have been favored in 8 of their 14 games.

On the road, Hawaii has a record of 3-1 this season and have an average scoring margin of +7.0 points per game. In their last game, the Rainbow Warriors defeated Bakersfield by a score of 78-67. Over their last ten road games, Hawaii is 7-3.

Overall, Hawaii’s ATS record this season is 5-6. On the road, they are 3-1 vs. the spread. As the favorite, their ATS mark is 5-3 this year. On the road over their last 10 games, the Rainbow Warriors have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 for Hawaii’s game against CSUN is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (141.2). So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

In their recent matchup, the Hawaii offense ended with 78 points against Bakersfield. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 54.5% and made 8 threes. Offensively, the Rainbow Warriors have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 145th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 199th in percentage and 158th in three-pointers made.

In the current season, the Hawaii defense has excelled, sitting 67th in the nation by allowing 66.2 points per game. Against Bakersfield in their most recent game, the Hawaii defense gave up a total of 67 points while allowing Bakersfield to hit 42% of their shots.

Will CSUN Make it Happen at Home?

CSUN comes into today’s game as the underdog, but they have been playing well lately. They have won five straight games and are 11-3 overall this season. At home, they are 3-1 and have an average scoring margin of +10.8 points per game.

In their last game, the Matadors defeated Long Beach State by a score of 84-68. Over their last 10 games at home, CSUN is 7-3.

As the underdog this season, the Matadors are a perfect 6-0 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 11-1, and at home, they are 3-1 vs. the number. In their last 10 games as the underdog, CSUN is 7-3 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average over/under line in CSUN’s games this season (148.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points. On the season, their over/under record is 5-7.

In their recent matchup, the CSUN offense ended with 84 points against Long Beach State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.4% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Matadors was Dionte Bostick with 21 points, while Keonte Jones also chipped in with 18 points.

So far, the Matadors’ defense is ranked 119th in the country at 69.7 points per contest. CSUN will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Long Beach State to just 36% shooting in their most recent game.