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Cal State Northridge vs. UC Davis - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UC Davis at Cal State Northridge
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Matadome
Northridge, Los Angeles
The Line
The Line: Cal State Northridge -1.5 -- Over/Under: 143
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The UC Davis Aggies and CSU Northridge Matadors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Matadome.

The UC Davis Aggies look for a victory after winning six of their last eight games. The UC Davis Aggies are averaging 65.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. TJ Shorts II is averaging 14.2 points and five rebounds while Joe Mooney is averaging 10.2 points and 2.5 rebounds. Siler Schneider is dishing one assist and Matt Neufeld is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The UC Davis Aggies are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The UC Davis Aggies have lost five of their last eight road games.

The CSU Northridge Matadors could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 76.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Lamine Diane is averaging 23.8 points and 10.9 rebounds while Terrell Gomez is averaging 19.1 points and 2.8 assists. Rodney Henderson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Brown II is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The CSU Northridge Matadors have lost four of their last six home games.

The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games,  5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big West and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Matadors are 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big West and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Aggies are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in CSU Northridge and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Matadors last 4 overall.

The UC Davis Aggies beat the Matadors by 17 points last week and have won each of the last 10 meetings against them. The CSU Northridge Matadors enter this contest shooting under 43 percent from the field in their last five games and haven't played much different at home where they've lost four of their last six tries. The UC Davis Aggies haven't been good on the road this season, but they're the team in much better form overall and have a history of beating up on the Matadors. While I like giving the edge to the home team most of the time in these near toss-up games, we're getting a free bucket with the better team. Hard to turn that down.

Pick:
UC Davis +1.5

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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