Cal State-Northridge vs. Hawaii - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (17-12) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (14-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Matadome)
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors -1.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Cal State Northridge Matadors meet in college basketball action from Matadome on Saturday.
Hawaii enters this game at 18-12 overall. In the last four games, Hawaii is 2-2, falling to Long Beach State and UC Riverside while otherwise taking out CSU Fullerton and UC Davis.
In the win over UC Davis, Hawaii’s leading scorer was Samuta Avea with 18 points, three rebounds and one assist. Zigmars Raimo added 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists there, and Justin Hemsley had 11 points with four rebounds.
Over on the Cal State Northridge side, they’re 14-17 this season. Since their last loss to UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge has won three straight over Long Beach State, CSUF and UC Irvine.
In the win over UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge’s top scorer was Elijah Harkless with 30 points and seven rebounds. Lamine Diane added 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists there, and Terrell Gomez chipped in 12 points, one rebound and one assist.
CSU Northridge is 1-7 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five at home versus a team with a losing road record. The over is 19-7 in CSUN’s last 26 Saturday games and 5-1 in their last six after a straight-up win.
Meanwhile, Hawaii is 0-5 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 overall. Hawaii is 0-4 ATS in their last four after an ATS win and the under is 7-0 in their last seven overall.
Cal State Northridge should fell pretty confident coming into this game. The Matadors have hit 72 or more in each game of this winning streak, and got some road revenge versus UC Irvine in their last outing. Aside from the occasional dud here and there, CSUN has become a pretty reliable offensive team.
As for Hawaii, they’ve been all over the place results-wise lately, and it’s hard telling what you’re going to get on a nightly basis there. All things considered, I feel a little better about Cal State Northridge on the cover here.