Portland Pilots vs. CS Northridge Matadors - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
CS Northridge Matadors (2-4) at Portland Pilots (3-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -3 -- Over/Under: 172 See the Latest Odds
The CS Northridge Matadors will play the Portland Pilots in a non-conference college basketball game on Sunday.
The Portland Pilots are 3-2 this season after losing to Dayton by a score of 84-74 in their last game. Portland scored 43 points in the second half but it wasn’t enough to cut into the Dayton lead. Alec Wintering led Portland with 31 points and 8 assists in their loss. Portland shot 40% on field goals, while shooting 38.9% on three-pointers in this game. Portland is averaging 79.8 points per game while giving up 71.2 points per game. Portland is also averaging 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 20.2 points, 6.8 assists, and 5 rebounds per game, while Jazz Johnston is averaging 17 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for Portland. Portland is shooting 46.6% on field goals, 86.6% on free throws, and 41.1% on three-pointers.
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The CS Northridge Matadors are 2-4 this season after losing to New Mexico by a score of 105-89 in their last game. CS Northridge struggled on defense in this game, giving up over 50 points in each half. Darin Johnson led CS Northridge with 22 points and 6 rebounds in this game. CS Northridge shot 51.8% on field goals, while shooting 41.2% on three-pointers in their defeat. CS Northridge is averaging 83 points per game while giving up 92 points per game. CS Northridge is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Tavrion Johnson is averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Kendall Smith is averaging 14.8 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Matadors. CS Northridge is shooting 47.1% on field goals, 72.7% on free throws, and 38.7% on three-pointers.
CS Northridge is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the WCC. The over is 7-0 in CS Northridge’s last 7 games. Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Big West. The over is 5-1-1 in Portland’s last 7 games.
Both of these teams are coming off of a loss, but Portland has been able to start the season on a higher note than CS Northridge. CS Northridge hasn’t played very tight defense this season and should provide plenty of opportunity for Portland to score points. Portland also has the rebounding advantage in this game and I like them to win this one.