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Long Beach State vs. CS Northridge - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

CS Northridge Matadors (9-22) at Long Beach State 49ers (14-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm (The Walter Pyramid)

The Line: Long Beach State 49ers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Long Beach State 49ers and the Cal State Northridge Matadors face off on Thursday at The Walter Pyramid in Big West college basketball.

The Long Beach State 49ers are coming off of a win over Cal State Fullerton that halted a five game losing streak but they stand at 14-16 this season. LBSU is averaging 66.3 points and they are shooting 42.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Mike Caffey leads the 49ers averaging 16.5 points per game. David Samuels is averaging 10.2 points and 7.1 rebounds, Tyler Lamb is averaging 8.4 points, and Branford Jones is averaging 7.1 points. Long Beach State is 9-2 at home and 8-6 in the Big West.

Long Beach State vs. CS Northridge - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cal State Northridge Matadors are 9-22 this season but they have won three of their last four games. Cal State Northridge is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Stephen Hicks leads the Matadors averaging 16 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Stephen Maxwell is averaging 14.5 points and 8.0 rebounds, Aaron Parks is averaging 10.2 points, and Devonte Elliot is averaging 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. Cal State Northridge are 1-13 on the road and 4-11 in the Big West.

Long Beach State is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, 3-7 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Cal State Northridge is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 9-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.

I smell a blowout here and look for Long Beach State to deliver a beating. 

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Long Beach State 49ers -11.5

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