Cal State-Northridge vs. Hawaii - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (9-5) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (3-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm (The Matadome)
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors and CSU Northridge Matadors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Matadome.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors need a nice road win after splitting their last six games. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 71.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Sheriff Drammeh is averaging 12 points and 2.2 assists while Michael Thomas is averaging 11.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Gibson Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Brocke Stepteau is dishing 2.4 assists. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have lost four straight road games.
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The CSU Northridge Matadors look for another victory to build a three-game winning streak. The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 64.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Tavrion Dawson is averaging 16.1 points and 5.9 rebounds while Micheal Warren is averaging 13.2 points and 2.1 assists. Terrell Gomez is the third double-digit scorer and Lyrik Shreiner is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game. The CSU Northridge Matadors have won three of their last five home games.
The Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Matadors are 18-39 ATS in their last 57 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big West and 10-26-1 ATS in their last 37 games overall. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The CSU Northridge Matadors have played their best basketball this season at home, but that's not saying much, and they're a brutal 2-8-1 ATS this season. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors aren't nearly as good on the road as they are at home, but they're a decent team that can get hot offensively and only need a few minute stretch to start playing with confidence. The CSU Northridge Matadors are simply a bad basketball team. I'll take Hawaii by double digits if forced to pick this game.