Cal State-Northridge Matadors vs. UC Davis Aggies - 1/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UC Davis Aggies (7-11) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (7-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Matadome)
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors -4 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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UC Davis Aggies (7-11, 1-1 CONF) and the Cal State-Northridge Matadors (7-12, 2-1 CONF) will meet on Saturday, January 18th at 6:00 PM eastern time in a Big West conference matchup. The game will be at the Matadome in Northridge, California.
UC Davis is coming off an 85-82 road victory over Long Beach State. Elijah Pepper led the Aggies in scoring with 19 points on 7/10 shooting. CS-Northridge is a big 80-68 road win over UC Riverside. Lamine Diane led the Matadors with 36 points on 13/22 shooting from the field.
UC Davis has had a back and forth season thus far, and a big win over LBSU got them their first conference win of the year. The Aggies score 71.9 points and give up 70.1 per game. UC Davis also earns 30.9 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 6.3 steals per contest.
Cal State-Northridge is led by their one-man wrecking crew in Lamine Diane. The sophomore forward averages 28.8 points per game, along with 10.8 rebounds. Overall, the Matadors score 75.1 points and allow 80.1 per game. The Matadors earn 32.9 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 2.7 blocks, and 6.4 steals per game as well.
UC Davis is 9-7 ATS this season and an impressive 8-1 ATS in their last nine games. Cal State-Northridge is 9-8 ATS and 5-3 ATS in their last eight. UC Davis is 7-3 ATS on the road this season and a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last six road games. Cal State-Northridge is 3-2 ATS at home this year.
Cal State-Northridge has the luxury of having a superstar in D1 basketball on their team, as Lamine Diane has been dominant this year. With him scoring so many points, I do not think I can take the opposition here, especially with such a small line. I will take the home team, and lay the 4 points with the Cal State-Northridge Matadors.