UC Irvine Anteaters vs. CS Northridge Matadors - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
CS Northridge Matadors (9-15) at UC Irvine Anteaters (18-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -12 -- Over/Under: 135.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cal State Northridge Matadors go on the road to face the UC Irvine Anteaters for the second time.
The Cal State Northridge Matadors won’t be winning the Big West so the next best things is to win some games and head in to the conference postseason with momentum. The Matadors have won two of three after downing CS Fullerton 75-67 on Wednesday as a five point favorite. A 47-34 second half run negated a five point Titans lead. Both teams sank shots at 41% with the Matadors hitting eleven more free throws. Kendall Smith led all scorers with 18 points and nine boards with Tre Hale-Edmerson adding 15 points and eight rebounds. Aaron Parks and Jerron Wilbut scored 14 points apiece while Michael Warren chipped in with eight.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters and Hawaii are the crème of the crop in the Big West and should finish one, two in the conference. The Warriors had the upper hand Thursday in a 74-52 win as a 5.5 point home favorite. This was never close with UH leading by 17 after 20 minutes as UCI struggled to find the shooting touch at 31% while the Warriors 42% marksmanship and 14-30 performance from long range were easy winners. Roderick Bobbitt led all scorers with 23 points, six pulls and seven assists with Aaron Valdes adding 16 points and nine rebounds but support was scarce otherwise.
The over is 5-2-1 in CS Northridge last 8 road games and the under is 9-4 in their last 13 Saturday games. UC Irvine are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big West and the under is 22-8-1 in their last 31 home games while going 53-22-1 in their last 76 overall. The Anteaters have blow out potential but the number looks about right…