The Bobcats and Matadors are set to face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Matadors will host the game at Premier America Credit Union in Northridge, CA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 143.5 points, with the Matadors being the favored team playing at home against the Bobcats.
MONTANA STATE BOBCATS VS CSUN MATADORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: CSUN Matadors -6
This game will be played at Premier America Credit Union at 4:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
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 -6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Taking a Look at the Bobcats Chances in Northridge
Montana State will face off against CSUN today in their 11th game of the season. They currently have a 5-5 record. If they win today, it will bring their road record back to .500, which is currently 1-2. Montana State has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 2-4. In their previous five games, the team is 0-3 against the spread.
Montana State’s games have, on average, featured 132.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-5-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.6 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Bobcats’ games have averaged 156 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-2.
Montana State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Washington. In that game, they made 9/31 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.9%. The team’s scoring leader is Brian Goracke, who holds an average of 15.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Robert Ford is averaging 13.4 points per game this season.
Currently, the Bobcats’ defense holds the 138th rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 3.0 threes per game vs. CSUN. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 18.3%.
Will the Matadors Come Through as Home Favorites?
Before today’s game, CSUN comes in with a record of 8-3. The Matadors will play today with a 4-2 record away from home this season, while they are 1-1 this year. CSUN has a winning ATS record, sitting at 7-1. In their last ten games this season, CSUN has gone 4-0 vs. the spread.
In 11 games, CSUN comes in with an over/under mark of 2-6-0, with their games averaging 147.4 points per game. The Matadors’ last five games have finished with a combined 148 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
Coming off their recent game, the CSUN offense tallied 76 points in a matchup against UCLA. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.6%, and they made 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Matadors have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 95th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 341st in percentage and 354th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Matadors’ defense holds the 121st rank in the nation, allowing 69.3 points per game. Against UCLA in their most recent game, the CSUN defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing UCLA to hit 37% of their shots.