Northridge @ Cal Poly
Current Records: Northridge 5-16; Cal Poly 5-15
What to Know
The Northridge Matadors have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Northridge and the Cal Poly Mustangs will face off in a Big West battle at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday at Robert A. Mott Gym. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The Matadors were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Saturday as they fell 75-70 to the UC Irvine Anteaters.
Meanwhile, the contest between Cal Poly and the Long Beach State Beach on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with the Mustangs falling 78-65 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.
Northridge is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Northridge is now 5-16 while Cal Poly sits at 5-15. A couple offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Matadors are stumbling into the game with the fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 61.3 on average. The Mustangs have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 349th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 60.5 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: Robert A. Mott Gym — San Luis Obispo, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $21.00
The Mustangs are a 4.5-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 Mustangs as a 5.5-point favorite.
Northridge have won eight out of their last 13 games against Cal Poly.
- Jan 08, 2022 – Northridge 68 vs. Cal Poly 55
- Jan 30, 2021 – Northridge 64 vs. Cal Poly 51
- Jan 29, 2021 – Cal Poly 76 vs. Northridge 70
- Feb 13, 2020 – Northridge 81 vs. Cal Poly 73
- Jan 11, 2020 – Cal Poly 74 vs. Northridge 56
- Feb 02, 2019 – Northridge 83 vs. Cal Poly 65
- Jan 12, 2019 – Northridge 78 vs. Cal Poly 74
- Feb 22, 2018 – Cal Poly 90 vs. Northridge 86
- Jan 20, 2018 – Northridge 72 vs. Cal Poly 54
- Mar 02, 2017 – Cal Poly 76 vs. Northridge 70
- Feb 15, 2017 – Cal Poly 85 vs. Northridge 71
- Feb 20, 2016 – Northridge 75 vs. Cal Poly 71
- Jan 21, 2016 – Northridge 76 vs. Cal Poly 74