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#849 Cal State Northridge 154 vs.
#850 Long Beach State -1
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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CSU Northridge Matadors vs Long Beach State 49ers

Where: Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, CA

When: Wednesday, February 26, 10:00 PM. ET.

The Long Beach State 49ers will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the CSU Northridge Matadors on Wednesday night.

Matadors Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

The Matadors have struggled over the last week and have lost their last two games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their third win in their last five games when they play the 49ers on Wednesday.

CSU Northridge has played well offensively, averaging 75.2 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. They finished with 64 points in their last game and will need to do a better job offensively if they want to get the win.

Elijah Harkless led the way for the Matadors with 21 points and two rebounds. Lamine Diane finished with 18 points, seven rebounds, and assists, while Terrell Gomez added nine points and six rebounds for the Matadors.

CSU Northridge is one of the worst defensive teams in the country, giving up 79.3 points per game. They gave up 87 points in their last game and will need to do a better job defensively if they want to get past the 49ers.

49ers Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The 49ers bounced back from their loss to UC Irvine with a win over Hawaii in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Matadors, which will give them their second win in a row and fourth win in their last five games.

Long Beach State is not a good offensive team, averaging 66.7 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 64 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to beat the Matadors.

Michael Carter III led the way for the 49ers with 15 points and four rebounds. Joshua Morgan finished with 10 points and six rebounds, while Chance Hunte added nine points and four rebounds for the 49ers.

Long Beach State has struggled defensively, giving up 75.2 points per game. They gave up 60 points in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to get past the Matadors.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The 49ers have struggled offensively, averaging 66.7 points per game. They have played better at home, averaging 68 points per game at home, but they won’t have any trouble scoring against the Matadors, who have struggled defensively, giving up 84.1 points per game on the road. The Matadors have done well offensively, averaging 75.2 points per game. They are averaging 72.4 points per game on the road and will have a hard time scoring against the 49ers, who are giving up 67.6 points per game at home. The 49ers have also done a better job rebounding the ball, averaging 33.8 rebounds per game to CSU Northridge’s 33.8 rebounds per game, which will lead to more scoring opportunities for the team. With the 49ers winning three of the last five games between the two teams, Long Beach State is the best bet.

Prediction: Long Beach State 49ers

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Matadors have played well offensively, but they haven’t played as well on the road where they are averaging 72.4 points per game and will be held under 70 points by the 49ers, who have played well defensively and are holding opponents to 67.6 points per game at home. The 49ers have struggled offensively and are averaging 68 points per game at home. Even though the Matadors haven’t played well defensively and are giving up 84.1 points per game on the road, the Matadors will be held under 80 points in this game, which will keep the score under the total. The Matadors and 49ers have played under the total in three of their last four meetings.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Matadors will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the 49ers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 36.7 points per game while the 49ers average 26.7 points per game.

Prediction: CSU Northridge Matadors

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The 49ers and Matadors are averaging 63.4 combined points per game the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.