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Hawaii vs. Cal State Northridge - 3/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cal State Northridge at Hawaii
Date & Time Sunday March 3, 2019, 12:00 AM (EST)
Location
Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, HI
The Line
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -7 -- Over/Under: 150
TV Channel
Spectrum Sports - Hawaii; http://bigwest.sidearmstreaming.com/watch/?Live=1890
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The CSU Northridge Matadors will travel to the Stan Sheriff Center to take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors this Saturday night in College basketball action.

The CSU Northridge Matadors won their 2nd straight game and improved to 12-17 (6-7 Big West) on the season after defeating the UC Riverside Highlanders, 70-68, this past Wednesday. CSU Northridge allowed UC Riverside to fight back from a 62-55 margin with 6:17 to make it a game late, however, the Matadors were able to secure the victory after Terrell Gomez hit the game-winning jumper with just :03 seconds left in regulation. CSU Northridge shot 47.5% from the field and committed just six turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Matadors was Lamine Diane who had a double-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks.

On the season, CSU Northridge is averaging 76.4 ppg on 46.4% shooting from the field. The Matadors are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 36.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, CSU Northridge has been led by Lamine Diane (24.2 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.4 spg, 2.2 bpg), Terrell Gomez (19.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.8 apg), Rodney Henderson Jr. (11.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg), and Darius Brown II (8.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.5 apg).

Defensively, CSU Northridge is allowing their opponents to average 79.4 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Matadors have a rebound margin of -2.7 and a turnover margin of -0.1.

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 16-11 (7-6 Big West) on the season after being defeated by the Cal Poly Mustangs, 88-80, this past Saturday. Hawaii struggled defensively against the Mustangs and allowed Cal Poly to pull away in the 2nd half for the upset victory. Hawaii allowed Cal Poly to shoot 53.3% from the field and 58.3% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Rainbow Warriors was Zigmars Raimo who had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, Hawaii is averaging 72.4 ppg on 45.3% shooting from the field. The Rainbow Warriors are averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game on 36.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Hawaii has been led by Zigmars Raimo (11.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.4 spg), Jack Purchase (11.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 apg), Eddie Stansberry (11.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg), and Drew Buggs (8.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.6 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Hawaii is allowing their opponents to average 68.6 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Rainbow Warriors have a rebound margin of 0.9 and a turnover margin of 0.7.

The Matadors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 away games. The Rainbow Warriors are 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

CUS Northridge has lost 5 of their last 8 games and although their offense has been solid, ranking T-84th in scoring offense & 76th in FG%, the Matadors have really struggled defensively as they currently rank just 334th in scoring defense.

Hawaii has lost 3 of their last 5 games and currently rank 185th in scoring offense, 136th in FG%, and 100th in scoring defense.

Hawaii haven’t looked great in their last two games, however, the Rainbow Warriors are a far better team at home and did pick up an 84-79 victory against the Matadors earlier this season on the road. CSU Northridge has a great scoring duo in Lamine Diane & Terrell Gomez, however, between the fact that I think the Hawaii defense will have success on their home court and that the Rainbow Warriors offense should have success against the Matadors defense, I’m taking Hawaii to cover this mid-range home spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -7

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