How to watch California Riverside vs. Long Beach State basketball game
By Scout Staff
2 min read
Long Beach State @ California Riverside
Current Records: Long Beach State 8-9; California Riverside 10-5
What to Know
The Long Beach State Beach are 9-2 against the California Riverside Highlanders since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Thursday. The Beach and California Riverside will face off in a Big West battle at 10 p.m. ET at Student Recreation Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The UC Irvine Anteaters typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday Long Beach State proved too difficult a challenge. Long Beach State secured a 73-67 W over UC Irvine.
Meanwhile, California Riverside bagged a 77-67 win over the Northridge Matadors on Saturday.
The Beach are expected to lose this next one by 5.5. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Long Beach State is now 8-9 while the Highlanders sit at 10-5. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Long Beach State is 20th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 76.1 on average. California Riverside’s defense has more to brag about, as they they enter the contest with only 59.5 points allowed per game on average, good for 13th best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Student Recreation Center — Riverside, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Highlanders are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Beach, 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 Highlanders as a 6.5-point favorite.
Long Beach State have won nine out of their last 11 games against California Riverside.
- Feb 15, 2020 – Long Beach State 65 vs. California Riverside 63
- Jan 30, 2020 – California Riverside 77 vs. Long Beach State 69
- Mar 06, 2019 – Long Beach State 70 vs. California Riverside 57
- Feb 23, 2019 – Long Beach State 71 vs. California Riverside 67
- Mar 03, 2018 – Long Beach State 77 vs. California Riverside 59
- Jan 13, 2018 – Long Beach State 75 vs. California Riverside 68
- Feb 09, 2017 – Long Beach State 78 vs. California Riverside 71
- Jan 07, 2017 – Long Beach State 70 vs. California Riverside 64
- Mar 10, 2016 – Long Beach State 82 vs. California Riverside 74
- Feb 27, 2016 – Long Beach State 66 vs. California Riverside 55
- Jan 23, 2016 – California Riverside 74 vs. Long Beach State 72