Who's Playing

Northridge @ Utah Tech

Current Records: Northridge 1-0; Utah Tech 0-1

What to Know

The Utah Tech Trailblazers will look to defend their home court Saturday against the Northridge Matadors at 9 p.m. ET. The Trailblazers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory.

The game between Utah Tech and the Nevada Wolf Pack on Monday was not particularly close, with Utah Tech falling 84-71.

Meanwhile, Northridge was fully in charge on Monday, breezing past the La Sierra University Golden Eagles 90-55 at home.

Utah Tech is now 0-1 while Northridge sits at a mirror-image 1-0. A couple last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Trailblazers are 25th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 74.1 on average. On the other hand, the Matadors have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 26.90%, which places them fourth in college basketball. Maybe that strength will give Northridge the oomph they need to beat the odds.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Burns Arena -- St. George, Utah
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Trailblazers are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Matadors, 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 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Northridge won the only game these two teams have played in the last three years.

  • Nov 20, 2021 - Northridge 79 vs. Utah Tech 73