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Cal State-Northridge vs. Pacific - 12/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pacific Tigers (8-4) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (3-6)
Date & Time Sunday December 16, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors +6 -- Over/Under: 152
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NCAA BB | Pacific Tigers (8-4) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (3-6)
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The Pacific Tigers and the Cal State Northridge Matadors will match up on the college basketball court Sunday. 

Pacific enters this game on an 8-4 record this year. The Tigers’ victories thus far have come against SIUE, Stan State, Idaho State, UC Riverside, Elon, Air Force, UTPB and Long Beach State. 

In the 49ers game, Pacific’s Lafayette Dorsey was the top scorer with 31 points and five rebounds. Roberto Gallinat added 16 points and four rebounds for the Tigers and Anthony Townes chipped in 14 points with eight boards. 

Over on the CSU Northridge side, they’re 3-6 this season. The Matadors’ defeats have come courtesy of New Mexico, LMU, Portland, Washington State, Sacramento State and San Diego this year. 

In the Toreros game, CSUN’s Lamine Diane led the team on 19 points and eight rebounds, and Terrell Gomez added 13 points with five assists and two boards. Blair Orr and Michael Ou each provided 10 points for the Matadors there. 

The Tigers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a losing home record and 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 following a straight-up win. Pacific is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six following an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, the Matadors are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 following a straight-up loss. CSUN is 2-6 ATS in their last eight Sunday games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven versus the West Coast. 

Since dropping to Fresno last month, Pacific has carved out a nice little scoring run over their three straight wins, with at least 74 points in each outing. 

CSUN has been something of a hit-and-miss scoring team over their last four games or so, with just 68 scored in each loss and 166 total scored in their two wins. 

This will be an interesting matchup, but all things considered I think Pacific is in the driver’s seat.

Pick:
Pacific Tigers -6

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