UC Davis vs. Cal State-Northridge - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cal State-Northridge Matadors (11-15) at UC Davis Aggies (11-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm (The Pavilion)
The Line: UC Davis Aggies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5
The CSU Northridge Matadors (11-15, 6-4 CONF) and the UC Davis Aggies (11-15, 5-5 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 15th for a Big West conference matchup at The Pavilion (UC Davis) in Davis, CA. The game will be played at 8:00 PM eastern time.
CSU Northridge has won back-to-back games and has an above .500 record in conference play so far this season. The Matadors defeated Cal-Poly 81-73 at home in their last game. UC Davis has won two in a row as well, and three of four overall. The Aggies defeated UCSB at home 84-75 in their last game. Both teams are in the middle of the pack in terms of conference record.
CSU Northridge scores 74.7 points per game on 45.0% FG shooting. The Matadors are led by G Terrell Gomez in scoring, as he averages 20.1 points per game on 43% FG shooting. CSU Northridge allows 77.8 points per game to the opposition. The Matadors also earn 33.4 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game.
UC Davis scores 72.5 points per game on 45.9% FG shooting. The Aggie’s top scorer is G Joe Mooney, and he averages 12.9 points per game on 44.2% FG shooting. UC Davis allows 71.0 points per game to the opposition. UC Davis also earns 31.0 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 6.1 steals per game.
CSU Northridge is 12-12 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. CSU Northridge is also 7-7 ATS on the road this season. UC Davis is 15-9 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. UC Davis is also 4-3 ATS at home so far this season.
I really think these two teams are very even in many ways, including results on the scoreboard and stats sheet. This game should be close for a long time, but I think UC Davis will extend a lead late and cover the small spread and pick up the win.