Stanford Cardinal vs Cal State Northridge Matadors Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Cal State Northridge Matadors
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Matadome in Northridge, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (-17)
Matadome is the venue where and the Cal State Northridge Matadors (3-1) will play the Stanford Cardinal (2-2) on Tuesday. Cal State Northridge opens this matchup as 17-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 145.5.
Stanford will play this contest with a mark of 2-2 on the season. They cough up possession 14.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 18.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Stanford is snagging 38.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 49 dimes this year, which is 238th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Cardinal are hitting 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (26 of 83) and 73.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.5 pts per contest (197th in D-1) while hitting 42.1% from the floor. On defense, the Cardinal are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 119th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 49 surrendered on the year. The Cardinal are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (94 of 237) and they relinquish 37.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 24.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 72nd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (64.0).
The Stanford Cardinal played the North Carolina A&T Aggies and walked away with a win by a score of 78-46 in their last contest. Stanford finished the game having earned a 41.0% FG percentage (32 of 78) and converted 8 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Cardinal made 6 of 7 tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they collected 56 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 19 assists for this contest as well as having 8 steals and 6 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Stanford allowed the other team to go 41.0% from the field on 32 of 78. North Carolina A&T totaled 8 assists and 9 steals for the contest. In addition, the Aggies collected 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 6 rejections. North Carolina A&T finished 44.4% when shooting free throws by converting 4 of 9 attempts. They buried 4 of their 25 attempts from long range.
Ziaire Williams is a player who played a lot in this game. He racked up 6 points on 2 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes played and also totaled 10 boards. Williams ended up shooting 16.7% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. One more player that saw the court a lot in this contest for the Cardinal was Oscar Da Silva. He collected 8 rebounds and accumulated 4 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the floor in the game by shooting 12-of-16 (26 points). Overall, Silva was on the hardwood for 25 minutes.
Cal State Northridge has a win-loss record of 3-1 on the year. Cal State Northridge has 323 pts for the campaign (80.8 per contest) and they grab 38.3 boards per contest. The Matadors are committing 20.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 73.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Matadors are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which is 154th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 15.8 times per contest (79th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. The Matadors on the defensive end are ranked 223rd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 73.5. They have forced 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (160th in college basketball). The Cal State Northridge defense allows 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (34 of 105) and their opposition knocks down 72.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 13.8 assists and 35.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 206th and 160th in the nation.
For their last game, the Cal State Northridge Matadors went home victorious with a score of 89-84 against the Pepperdine Waves. The Matadors pulled down 18 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in the matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Waves committed 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Matadors to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. With regard to shots from distance, Cal State Northridge converted 7 of their 25 attempts (28.0%). When the game finished, the Matadors ended up going 36 out of 71 from the field which had them shooting 50.7%. The Matadors allowed the Waves to make 26 out of 53 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 49.1% for this contest. They finished shooting 38.1% from 3-point land by hitting 8 of 21 and ended up shooting 24 of 28 at the free throw line (85.7%). In relation to rebounding, Cal State Northridge permitted Pepperdine to grab 36 in total (8 offensive).
Alex Merkviladze played a lot for the Matadors in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 11 in this game for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which gave him 13 points. Merkviladze totaled 7 rebounds in his 37 mins played and tallied 2 assists in the game. An additional guy that ended up coming through for Cal State Northridge was Darius Brown. He was able to score 14 points in 34 minutes played via 6 out of 11 from the floor in this contest. Brown ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor and also collecting 4 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cal State Northridge (+17) and over 145.5 points
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