Cal State-Fullerton vs. Omaha - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (2-4) at Cal State-Fullerton Titans (2-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Cal State-Fullerton Titans +4 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Omaha Mavericks will travel to Titan Gym to take on the Cal state Fullerton Titans this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Omaha Mavericks dropped to 2-4 on the season after being defeated by the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 94-77, this past Saturday. Omaha went into halftime trailing by a 39-36 margin however, struggled defensively in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 70-53 margin with just over 10 minutes to play. Omaha allowed Eastern Michigan to shoot 55.7% from the field and 46.2% (6-13) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Mavericks Tre’Shawn Thurman who had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. On the season, Omaha is averaging 81.7 ppg on 45.6% shooting. The Mavericks are averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game on 33.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Omaha has been led by Tre’Shawn Thurman (13.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.2 apg), Zach Jackson (12.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg), Marcus Tyus (11.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.7 spg), and Tra-Deon Hollins (9.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 6.8 apg, 2.8 spg). Defensively, Omaha is allowing their opponents to average 80.3 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field.
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The Cal State Fullerton Titans lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 2-4 on the season after being defeated by the Alabama State Hornets, 76-67 in OT, this past Saturday. Cal State Fullerton allowed Alabama State to force OT after a Tony Armstrong jumper tied the game at the end of regulation and the Titans has no answers for the Hornets in the extra period. Cal State Fullerton struggled offensively as they shot just 39.2% from the field and 5.6% (1-18) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Titans was Tre Coggins who had 19 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. On the season, Cal State Fullerton is averaging 74.0 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Titans are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 32.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, leading the way for the Titans have been Tre Coggins (20.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 spg), Jackson Rowe (11.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.4 apg), Kyle Allman (10.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.8 apg), and Lionheart Leslie (10.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.2 apg). Defensively, Cal State Fullerton is allowing their opponents to average 74.3 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field.
The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Titans are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games as an underdog and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Omaha retuned two of the better players in the Summit in guard Tra-Deon Hollins and forward Tre’Shawn Thurman and with their fast-paced tempo, can put up a lot of points on the board. Cal State Fullerton is led by Tre Coggins who can light up the scoreboard however, have struggled defensively as they rank 222nd in scoring defense and T-219th in rebound margin. This should be a high scoring game and I think the O/U is set too low for these two teams. I think the play here is on the Over.