Long Beach State vs. Cal State-Northridge - 1/11/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cal State-Northridge Matadors (6-9) at Long Beach State 49ers (6-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm (The Walter Pyramid)
The Line: Long Beach State 49ers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 158 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports West
The Long Beach State 49ers and the Cal State-Northridge Matadors face off on Wednesday in Big West Conference college basketball action.
The Long Beach State 49ers are 6-12 this season and they are coming off of a win over UC-Irvine that ended a 2-game losing skid. Long Beach State is averaging 68.5 points per game and they are shooting 40.5 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 81.8 points and their opponents are shooting 48 percent. Evan Payne leads the 49ers averaging 14.2 points per game. Gabe Levin is averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds for LBSU, Justin Bibbins is averaging 10.7 points, and Roschon Prince is averaging 6.6 points. Long Beach State is 5-0 at home and 1-1 in the Big West.
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The CSU Northridge Matadors are 6-9 this season and they have won their last 3 games. CSU Northridge is averaging 76.4 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor and 35 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 82.9 points and their opponents are shooting 46.1 percent. Kendall Smith leads the Matadors averaging 15.5 points per game. Tavrion Dawson is averaging 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds for CSU Northridge, Darin Johnson is averaging 13.5 points, and Aaron Parks is averaging 11.5 points. CSU Northridge is 1-4- on the road and 2-0 in the Big West.
Long Beach State is 1-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games, and 0-4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. CSU Northridge is 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games, 1-4 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 0-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. CSU Northridge is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games at Long Beach State.
Long Beach State is once again battle tested and while they might not be as good as some of their past teams they are more than good enough here.