Cal State Northridge Matadors vs Pepperdine Waves Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cal State Northridge Matadors vs Pepperdine Waves
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Cal State Northridge (-15.5)
The Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-1) go to Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll meet the Pepperdine Waves (3-2). The odds on this matchup have Cal State Northridge as 15.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 152.5.
Cal State Northridge comes into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for the season. They are turning it over 12.0 times per game and as a group are committing 20.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Cal State Northridge is pulling in 40.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 48 dimes on the campaign, which is 202nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Matadors are shooting 32.5% on shots from beyond the arc (25 of 77) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 78.0 points per outing (109th in the country) while hitting 43.9% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Matadors are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are 97th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 39 relinquished on the year. The Matadors defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.2% (70 of 174) and they surrender 35.3 boards per contest as a team. They surrender 31.0% on 3-point attempts and they rank 157th in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.0).
The Cal State Northridge Matadors faced off with the Seattle Redhawks and walked away with a win by a score of 76-65 in their last contest. Cal State Northridge walked away from the contest with a 47.3% field goal percentage (26 of 55) and converted 5 of their 14 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Matadors knocked down 19 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 76.0%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 35 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 dimes for this contest in addition to earning 8 steals and 3 blocks. When talking about defending, Cal State Northridge allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the field on 26 of 55. Seattle doled out 11 assists and 5 steals in this contest. In addition, the Redhawks totaled 36 boards (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Seattle ended up going 70.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of their 17 shots. They made 7 of 29 tries from distance.
Lance Coleman is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He was able to score 13 points on 4 of 6 shooting. He played for 26 mins and grabbed 6 boards. Coleman finished the game at 66.7% from the field and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Matadors was TJ Starks. He totaled 6 boards and earned 3 dimes. He finished the game shooting 46.7% from the field for this contest via 7-of-15 (20 points). At the conclusion of this game, Starks was on the hardwood for 32 minutes.
Pepperdine has a mark of 3-2 on the season. As an offensive team, the Waves are connecting on 47.0% from the floor, which is ranked 127th in the nation. Pepperdine has totaled 412 pts on the season (82.4 per game) and they average 37.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 19.4 times per game (23rd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.8 times per contest. The Waves have committed 21.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 87.3% from the free throw line. The Waves on the defensive end are ranked 160th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 70.2. The Pepperdine defense surrenders 23.7% on three-point shots (27 of 114) and opponents are converting on 70.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 13.4 dimes and 36.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 183rd and 200th in D-1. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.1% from the floor (61st in the nation).
In their last game, the Pepperdine Waves got the win with a final of 74-62 when they faced the California Golden Bears. The Waves were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 for this game. They blocked 3 attempts while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Golden Bears earned 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Waves to the free throw line for a total of 5 shots. They were able to convert 4 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about shooting from distance, Pepperdine made 12 of 26 attempts (46.2%). In all, the Waves shot 29 out of 57 from the field which had them shooting 50.9%. The Waves allowed the Golden Bears to make 21 out of their 53 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 39.6% in this matchup. They finished shooting 20.8% from three-point range by connecting on 5 out of 24 and ended up shooting 15 out of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). When discussing rebounds, Pepperdine permitted California to collect 35 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Colbey Ross was important for the Waves for the matchup. He converted 4 out of 12 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, which gave him 9 points. Ross pulled down 2 boards in his 37 minutes played and had 11 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Pepperdine was Kessler Edwards. He ended up finishing with 26 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood by way of 9 out of 13 shooting in this contest. Edwards wrapped this one up going 69.2% from the floor while also totaling 2 assists and 8 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pepperdine (+15.5) and under 152.5 points
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