Cal State-Northridge vs. Cal Poly - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cal Poly Mustangs (7-16) at Cal State-Northridge Matadors (10-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Matadome)
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors -8.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5
The Cal Poly Mustangs and CSU Northridge Matadors meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Matadome.
The Cal Poly Mustangs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cal Poly Mustangs are averaging 66.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Junior Ballard is averaging 13 points and 3.5 rebounds while Colby Rogers is averaging 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Tuukka Jaakkola is dishing 0.9 assists and Malek Harwell is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Cal Poly Mustangs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Poly Mustangs are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The Cal Poly Mustangs haven’t won a road game this season.
The CSU Northridge Matadors look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The CSU Northridge Matadors are averaging 74.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Lamine Diane is averaging 26 points and 10.4 rebounds while Terrell Gomez is averaging 20.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. Elijah Harkless is dishing 3.2 assists and Lance Coleman II is grabbing three rebounds. The CSU Northridge Matadors are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Northridge Matadors are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game. The CSU Northridge Matadors have won five of their last six home games.
The Mustangs are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 Thursday games and 21-43-4 ATS in their last 68 games overall. The Matadors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in Mustangs last 6 overall. The under is 7-3 in Matadors last 10 Thursday games. The underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Both of these teams have had their issues this season, but it's quite clear that the Cal Poly Mustangs are in far worse shape and it doesn't get much better on the road where they lose by an average of 15.5 points and shoot 39.8 percent from the field. The CSU Northridge Matadors come into this game red hot offensively, which includes 47.6 percent shooting from the field and 40.9 percent shooting from deep. I don't want to lay a big number here, but Cal Poly and its struggles on the road leave me no choice.