UC Riverside vs. Cal State-Northridge - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UC Riverside vs. Cal State-Northridge - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Cal State-Northridge Matadors (6-12) at UC Riverside Highlanders (12-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Student Recreation Center)

The Line: UC Riverside Highlanders -3.5 -- Over/Under: 137

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The CSU Northridge Matadors and UC Riverside Highlanders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the SRC Arena.

The CSU Northridge Matadors look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 74.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Lamine Diane is averaging 27.4 points and 11.2 rebounds while Terrell Gomez is averaging 21.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Elijah Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Lance Coleman II is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The CSU Northridge Matadors have lost four straight road games.

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The UC Riverside Highlanders look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 65.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 59.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Arinze Chidom is averaging 12.1 points and eight rebounds while Callum McRae is averaging 9.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. George Willborn II is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Dragan Elkaz is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The UC Riverside Highlanders have won eight of their last nine home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The CSU Northridge Matadors are inconsistent and lose on the road by an average of 16.7 points while shooting just 41.7 percent from the field. CSU Northridge has also failed to cover six of its 10 road games. The UC Riverside Highlanders have not only been by far the better team this season, but they've covered four of their six lined home games. I have to lay the reasonable chalk with the Highlanders at home.

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Randy’s Pick UC Riverside Highlanders -3.5

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