UC Irvine at Cal State Northridge
|Date & Time||Saturday January 19, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Cal State Northridge +7.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
The UC Irvine Anteaters and CSU Northridge Matadors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Matadome.
The UC Irvine Anteaters look for a win after splitting their last six games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 70 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Max Hazzard is averaging 11.7 points and 1.6 assists while Evan Leonard is averaging 10.6 points and 2.1 rebounds. Collin Welp is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Robert Cartwright is dishing 2.5 assists. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have won six of their last eight road games.
The CSU Northridge Matadors could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 78.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 82.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Lamine Diane is averaging 23.9 points and 11.1 rebounds while Terrell Gomez is averaging 19.4 points and 3.2 assists. Rodney Henderson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Brown II is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 62.7 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The CSU Northridge Matadors have lost four of their last six home games.
The Anteaters are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big West, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Matadors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big West, 15-36-1 ATS in their last 52 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Anteaters are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in CSU Northridge and the road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 18-7-1 in Matadors last 26 overall. The over is 4-1 in Anteaters last 5 overall.
The UC Irvine Anteaters have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the CSU Northridge Matadors and majority of those wins came by double digits. UC Irvine is the more balanced team yet again in this matchup and has a defense that can really frustrate the opponent. With that said, CSU Northridge is a solid 10-6-1 ATS on the season and 7-4 ATS as an underdog. The Matadors are also averaging 81.1 points at home this season, so while not consistent, they've shown they have some firepower that can keep them in games. I'll take a shot with the free buckets and the home team.