Cal State Bakersfield @ Long Beach State
Current Records: Cal State Bakersfield 6-9; Long Beach State 10-9
What to Know
The Long Beach State Beach will be returning home after a two-game road trip. The Beach and the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners will face off in a Big West battle at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday at The Walter Pyramid. The teams split their matchups last year, with Long Beach State winning the first 90-89 at home on the road and Cal State Bakersfield taking the second 89-76.
Long Beach State bagged a 70-63 victory over the UC Davis Aggies on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Cal State Bakersfield came up short against the UC San Diego Tritons on Saturday, falling 83-75.
Long Beach State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They are currently six-for-six against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The Beach’s win brought them up to 10-9 while the Roadrunners’ loss pulled them down to 6-9. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Long Beach State is stumbling into the contest with the 37th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 74.6 on average. Cal State Bakersfield has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 27th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 64.5 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: The Walter Pyramid — Long Beach, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $12.00
The Beach are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Roadrunners, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Long Beach State and Cal State Bakersfield both have one win in their last two games.
- Jan 02, 2021 – Cal State Bakersfield 89 vs. Long Beach State 76
- Jan 01, 2021 – Long Beach State 90 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 89