Stanford Cardinal vs. Cal State-Northridge Matadors - 11/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cal State-Northridge Matadors (1-1) at Stanford Cardinal (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -10.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 See the Latest Odds
Coming up at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday evening in college basketball action, the Cal State Northridge Matadors will be visiting the Stanford Cardinal.
Cal State Northridge enters play here with a 1-1 record on the season, winning their opener 96-72 but falling to UCLA over the weekend 102-87. In that game, the Matadors had an improbable 42-40 lead after the first half, but reverted back to form in the second with a 62-45 deficit that sealed the Bruins win.
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On the season thus far, Kendall Smith leads the way for the Matadors in scoring with 19 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 5.5 APG and 3 SPG. Darin Johnson isn’t too far behind for Cal State Northridge, with 17.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG and 2.0 APG. Aaron Parks (17 PPG) and Tavrion Dawson (16.5 PPG) are both averaging double-figures for the Matadors as well.
On the Stanford side, they’re coming into this game with a 1-0 record on the year, winning their opener 80-70 against Harvard. Stanford managed a 30-28 advantage in the first half, and continued the onslaught in the second with a 50-42 effort to seal the victory.
In the win, Reid Travis was the Cardinal’s top scorer, bagging 24 points and a whopping 17 rebounds with one assist. Michael Humphrey also had a nice game for Stanford on 15 points, four rebounds and two steals. Grant Verhoeven, Marcus Allen and Dorian Pickens each scored 10 to round out Stanford’s double-digit scoring.
Cal State Northridge is 6-0 ATS in their last six road games, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Cal State is also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 versus the PAC 12, and 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 non-conference games.
As for Stanford, they’re 4-0 ATS in their last four home games, and 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the Big West. Stanford is also 5-1 ATS in their last six Tuesday games, and 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference games.
Judging by the early returns, this should be a decent matchup. Both teams are pretty deep in scoring, but Stanford seems to have more potential talent on the floor. I like Travis to have another big game here, dominating in the paint to help Stanford to a victory and a cover.