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Cal State Northridge vs. Cal Poly - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cal Poly at Cal State Northridge
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Matadome
Northridge, Los Angeles
The Line
The Line: Cal State Northridge -8.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5
TV Channel
Big West
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NCAA BB | Cal Poly at Cal State Northridge
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The Cal Poly Mustangs and CSU Northridge Matadors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Matadome.

The Cal Poly Mustangs look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Cal Poly Mustangs are averaging 65.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Donovan Fields is averaging 15.9 points and 4.5 assists while Mark Crowe is averaging 10.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Marcellus Garrick is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Jakub Niziol is dishing 1.3 assists. The Cal Poly Mustangs are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Poly Mustangs are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Cal Poly Mustangs have lost nine of their last 10 road games.

The CSU Northridge Matadors look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 77.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Lamine Diane is averaging 24.2 points and 11 rebounds while Terrell Gomez is averaging 19.8 points and 2.9 assists. Rodney Henderson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Brown II is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 61.9 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The CSU Northridge Matadors have lost three of their last four home games.

The Mustangs are 6-15-2 ATS in their last 23 road games, 13-38-1 ATS in their last 52 vs. Big West and 23-53-2 ATS in their last 78 games overall. The Matadors are 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big West and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mustangs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in CSU Northridge and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 16-7-1 in Matadors last 24 overall. The over is 7-2 in Mustangs last 9 Saturday games.

The last two meetings between these clubs, including a meeting less than a month ago, needed overtime to be decided. The Cal Poly Mustangs have yet to win two straight games this season and have been awful on the road where they're losing by an average of 7.9 points. The CSU Northridge Matadors are hit and miss SU, but they're also 13-6-1 ATS on the season and 6-3-1 ATS at home. Cal Poly comes into this game having serious issues scoring the basketball. This is a game the Matadors should be able to pull away and get a comfortable home victory.

Pick:
Cal State Northridge -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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