CS Northridge Matadors vs. UC Riverside Highlanders - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Riverside Highlanders (9-10) at CS Northridge Matadors (6-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm (The Matadome)
The Line: CS Northridge Matadors -4 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
The UC Riverside Highlanders shoot for a road win at the Cal State Northridge Matadors.
The experts said the UC Riverside Highlanders could surprise but they have struggled instead. The Highlanders have lost five in a row after an 80-71 loss to a strong Hawaii squad. The Warriors led by 13 heading to the second half but UCR could not come back all the way. UH connected at 46% with the Highlanders hitting at 42% and that was decisive as it added up to four more baskets. Jaylen Bland and Secean Johnson gave UC Riverside a glimmer of hope with 22 points and 21 points respectively with Alex Larsson adding ten points, six pulls and six blocks.
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Where the Cal State Northridge Matadors fit in the Big West remains to be seen even though the experts say the team will do well to finish in the middle of the standings. The Matadors will be looking to rebound from a last second 63-62 loss to the UC Davis Aggies on a three at the buzzer. CSN was up seven at the break but couldn’t get a stop. Both teams sank shots at around 48% with the Aggies making six more threes for the winning edge. Michael Warren paced Cal State Northridge with 16 points and six assists with Aaron Parks scoring 13. Tavrion Dawson netted ten points while Kendall Smith chipped in with eight points and six helpers.
The under is 9-4 in UC Riverside last 13 Saturday games. The under is 8-2 in Cal State Northridge last 10 Saturday games and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big West while going 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games. Not a whole lot to go on here except one team is getting points…