Montana vs. Cal State-Northridge - 12/3/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cal State-Northridge Matadors (1-5) at Montana Grizzlies (4-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The CSU-Northridge Matadors and the Montana Grizzlies square off in a non-conference college basketball matchup on Sunday night.
The CSU-Northridge Matadors will look for a big road win to snap a 5 game losing streak after they fell to Cal by a final score of 83-63. Terell Gomez led the team with 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting with a pair of threes and a team-high 5 assists, while Tavrion Dawson chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds as the lone pair of Matadors to finish in double figures scoring. Micheal Warren added 4 points and a team-high 7 rebounds in the losing effort for CSUN. Dawson leads the team in scoring with an average of 15.7 points per game while Warren leads the team in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds and Gomez leads in assists with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, CSU-Northridge is scoring 68.2 points per game on 41.9% shooting from the field, 38.8% from behind the arc and 70.5% from the foul line this season.
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The Montana Grizzlies will try to find a measure of consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 6 games, including a 70-54 loss to Stanford in their last outing. Michael Oguine led the team with 19 points on 6 of 15 shooting with 6 rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Bobby Moorehead chipped in 16 points with 3 triples and 3 steals as the lone Grizzlies finishing in double figures in scoring. Jamar Akoh added a team-high 7 rebounds and Fabijan Krslovic added a pair of blocks and 6 rebounds while leading scorer Ahmaad Rorie went just 1 for 12 from the field with a team-high 3 assists. Despite the off night offensively, Rorie leads the Grizzlies with an average of 16.7 points per game and 4.1 assists per game this season, while Oguine is the team’s leading rebounder with 5.7 boards per game this season. As a team, Montana is scoring 70.6 points per game on 42.2% shooting from the field, 26.5% from behind the arc and 62.5% from the foul line this season.
CSU-Northridge is 4-17 ATS in their last 21 games following a loss and 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 non-conference games while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 Sunday games. Montana is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 non-conference games.
As bad as CSU-Northridge has looked at points this season, they’ve actually covered 2 of their 3 lined road games. Montana has yet to win a game by double digits this season, and while this could be the first, I think that the points are the safer option here so I’ll back the Matadors here.