CS Fullerton vs. CS Northridge - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
CS Northridge Matadors (5-10) at CS Fullerton Titans (8-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: CS Fullerton Titans -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The CS Northridge Matadors and Cal State Fullerton Titans square off Saturday night at the Titan Gym.
The CS Northridge Matadors look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The CS Northridge Matadors are averaging 69.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kendall Smith is averaging 18.7 points and 2.7 assists while Micheal Warren is averaging 14.5 points and two assists. Tavrion Dawson is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Jason Richardson is dishing 3.4 assists. The CS Northridge Matadors are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. CS Northridge is allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.4 turnovers per game. The CS Northridge Matadors have lost 14 of their last 16 road games.
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The Cal State Fullerton Titans need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cal State Fullerton Titans are averaging 72.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Tre Coggins is averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while Malcolm Brooks is averaging 14 points and 1.3 assists. Khalil Ahmad is the third double-digit scorer and Lionheart Leslie is dishing 2.3 assists. The Cal State Fullerton Titans are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. Cal State Fullerton is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Cal State Fullerton Titans have lost five of their last nine home games.
The Matadors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Matadors are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Cal St. Fullerton and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
Both of these clubs are hard to get a read on, as they continue to struggle and play shaky basketball. Cal State has even struggled at home as of late, which doesn't make things any easier. This is a game you're probably best staying away from but if forced to pick, I'd side with the points.