Cal State-Northridge vs. Texas A&M - 11/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (2-1) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (2-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors +12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and CS Northridge Matadors meet Thanksgiving afternoon in college basketball action at the Titan Gym on ESPN3.
The Texas A&M Aggies look for a bounce back victory to build on a 2-1 start to the season. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 70.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 54 points on 33.5 percent shooting. Tyler Davis is averaging 13.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while DJ Hogg is averaging 12 points and 2.7 assists. Robert Williams is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Admon Gilder is dishing 4.7 assists. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies have won four of their last six neutral site games.
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The CS Northridge Matadors look for a statement victory to get a game above a .500 record. The CS Northridge Matadors are averaging 80 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 93.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kendall Smith is averaging 17.5 points and 5.3 assists while Tavrion Dawson is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Aaron Parks is the third double-digit scorer and Darin Johnson is grabbing three rebounds. The CS Northridge Matadors are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The CS Northridge Matadors are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The CS Northridge Matadors have split their last two neutral site games.
The Aggies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big West. The Matadors are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss and 8-24-1 ATS in their last 33 non-conference games. The over is 5-0 in Matadors last 5 overall and the over is 5-2 in Aggies last 7 neutral site games.
Texas A&M should have little trouble in this game for the simple fact CS Northridge doesn't play a lick of defense, allowing 82 or more points in three of its first four games. The Aggies will get whatever they want offensively while making life tough for the Matadors on the other end of the court. This should be an easy win for the Texas A&M Aggies.