Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Matadors versus the Anteaters? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Bren Events Center in Irvine, CA. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and UC Irvine is favored by -14 vs. CSUN in a Big West conference matchup.

CSUN MATADORS VS UC IRVINE ANTEATERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: CSUN Matadors +14

This game will be played at Bren Events Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE CSUN MATADORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Anteaters.
  • Even though we have UC Irvine winning straight-up, we like CSUN at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can CSUN Secure a Road Victory?

After losing their last game to Bakersfield by a score of 64-56, CSUN enters this game with a record of 13-7. They have gone 4-4 in Big West games compared to 9-3 in non-conference matchups.

Over their last 10 games on the road, the Matadors have gone 6-4, and they are 6-4 in road games this season. So far, they have been the underdog in nine games and have gone 5-4 in those matchups.

As the underdog this season, CSUN has gone 7-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Matadors' ATS record is 7-3. On the road this year, CSUN has an ATS mark of 8-2 and they are 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 road games.

CSUN's over/under record this season sits at 8-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 148.9. Currently, their games have an average of 149.1 points per game. Today's over/under line of 147 is similar to the average scoring total in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

The CSUN offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 56 points versus Bakersfield. During the game, they attempted 16 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 40%. De'Sean Allen-Eikens led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, Jasman Sangha contributed 10 points for the Matadors.

The Matadors' defense is presently ranked 176th nationally, allowing an average of 72.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Bakersfield, the Roadrunners finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 64 points vs. CSUN.

Does UC Irvine Stand a Chance at Home?

UC Irvine enters this game with a 14-6 overall record and a 7-1 mark in Big West Conference play. The Anteaters have been dominant at home this season, going a perfect 9-0.

Over the team's last 10 games at home, they have won each contest, and they have gone 12-2 when favored this season. UC Irvine's average scoring margin at home is +14.0 points per game.

At home this season, UC Irvine has a 6-3 record vs. the spread and an overall ATS mark of 12-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Anteaters are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in UC Irvine's games this season (142). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 126 points and their over/under record this season is 8-10-1.

The Anteaters' offense finished with 72 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.4 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Anteaters have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 108th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 83rd in terms of percentage and 313rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the UC Irvine defense is giving up an average of 65.5 points per contest. So far, the UC Irvine defense is giving up an average of 7.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (541st).