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UC Santa Barbara vs. Cal State Northridge - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cal State Northridge at UC Santa Barbara
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Thunderdome
Santa Barbara, California
The Line
The Line: UC Santa Barbara -8.5 -- Over/Under: 151
TV Channel
Big West
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NCAA BB | Cal State Northridge at UC Santa Barbara
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The CSU Northridge Matadors and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos meet Wednesday in college basketball action at The Thunderdome.

The CSU Northridge Matadors look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 78.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Lamine Diane is averaging 24.1 points and 11 rebounds while Terrell Gomez is averaging 19.5 points and 2.8 assists. Rodney Henderson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Brown II is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The CSU Northridge Matadors have lost six of their last nine road games.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are averaging 72.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Ar'Mond Davis is averaging 14.2 points and 5.7 rebounds while Devearl Ramsey is averaging 11.5 points and 3.7 assists. JaQuori McLaughlin is the third double-digit scorer and Amadou Sow is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Matadors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big West and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gauchos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Matadors are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in UC Santa Barbara and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Gauchos last 5 overall. The over is 9-4-1 in Matadors last 14 road games.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are playing better, more consistent basketball, but they're only outscoring teams by an average of 3.6 points in their last five games. The CSU Northridge Matadors have played a lot of teams close this season and are an impressive 14-6-1 ATS on the season and 7-3 ATS on the road. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos don't have a lot of blowout wins under their belt this season and are just 3-3 ATS when a favorite of eight or more points. This feels like a decent spot to back the CSU Northridge Matadors and the points.

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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