Boise State @ Northridge
Current Records: Boise State 4-4; Northridge 3-4
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Northridge Matadors are heading back home. They will square off against the Boise State Broncos at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday at Matadome. Boise State will be strutting in after a win while the Matadors will be stumbling in from a loss.
This past Saturday, Northridge lost to the Fresno State Bulldogs on the road by a decisive 61-43 margin. Brendan Harrick wasn’t much of a difference maker for Northridge; Harrick played for 37 minutes but put up just six points on 2-for-13 shooting and four turnovers.
Meanwhile, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane typically have all the answers at home, but this past Friday Boise State proved too difficult a challenge. Boise State snuck past the Golden Hurricane with a 63-58 victory. The Broncos got double-digit scores from four players: guard Marcus Shaver Jr. (17), forward Abu Kigab (17), guard Emmanuel Akot (12), and forward Tyson Degenhart (11).
The Matadors are the clear underdogs, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Saturday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Northridge is now 3-4 while Boise State sits at 4-4. Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Northridge is stumbling into the game with the second fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 59.1 on average. Boise State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 34th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 64.1 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Matadome — Northridge, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Broncos are a big 12-point favorite against the Matadors, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Broncos as an 11-point favorite.
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Boise State have won both of the games they’ve played against Northridge in the last seven years.
- Dec 28, 2019 – Boise State 103 vs. Northridge 72
- Dec 21, 2016 – Boise State 79 vs. Northridge 62