The Trailblazers and Matadors are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Matadors will host the game at Premier America Credit Union in Northridge, CA. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Matadors as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147.5 points.
UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS VS CSUN MATADORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: CSUN Matadors -3.5
This game will be played at Premier America Credit Union at 10:00 ET on Monday, December 11th.
WHY BET THE CSUN MATADORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 84-61 in favor of the Matadors.
- Not only will CSUN pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Are Utah Tech Ready for a Road Win?
Utah Tech will be playing their 10th game of the season, with a record of 5-4. Over the past ten road games, including last year, Utah Tech has gone 5-5. Against the spread, Utah Tech has a 5-2 record this season. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.
Through nine games, Utah Tech has an over/under record of 3-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 141.9 points per game so far. The Trailblazers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 133 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
In their recent game, the Trailblazers’ offense concluded with 65 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69.3 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tanner Christensen who comes into today’s matchup averaging 12.8. Beon Riley also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.3.
On the defensive side, Utah Tech is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.9 points per game. The Utah Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 53 points and allowed Utah Valley to connect on 6 threes.
Can CSUN Grab a Win at Home?
This will be CSUN’s 10th game of the season, and they currently have a 6-3 overall record. The Matadors have played five road games, going 3-2, and have played two home games, going 1-1. CSUN is currently sitting with a winning ATS record of 6-1. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-1 against the spread.
In nine games, CSUN comes in with an over/under mark of 1-6-0, with their games averaging 147.3 points per game. Over the course of the last five games, the Matadors’ games have averaged 144 points per game, along with an over/under record of 0-4.
Coming off their recent game, the CSUN offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Northern Colorado. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.5%, and they made 7 threes. Leading CSUN in scoring vs. Northern Colorado was De’Sean Allen-Eikens with his 22 points. Dionte Bostick also added 19 points for the Matadors.
Coming into today’s game, the CSUN defense is giving up an average of 68.7 points per contest. So far, the CSUN defense is giving up an average of 5.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 15.4 times per game (612nd).