BigWst foes will clash when the Cal State Fullerton Titans (7-13, 2-3 BigWst) square off against the CSUN Matadors (8-13, 3-2 BigWst) at Titan Gym. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
CSUN Matadors vs. Cal State Fullerton Titans Odds Preview
In the Matadors’ last matchup, they defeated the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 83-75. Lamine Diane was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 9-for-22 shooting. The Matadors had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 5.8 (better than their season average of 15.4) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.602 (above their season average of 0.508).
The Titans hope to keep it rolling after beating the UC Davis Aggies in their last outing, 78-74. Davon Clare had a solid performance for Cal State Fullerton, contributing 12 points and eight rebounds. Cal State Fullerton dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.345 (above their season average of 0.222) and a turnover percentage of 16.4 (better than their season average of 17.4). UC Davis had marks of 0.077 and 18.0, respectively, for those same stats.
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year. The Titans won both games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, Cal State Fullerton won 78-71. Cal State Fullerton had a better free throw rate (0.296 vs. 0.203). CSUN, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 vs. 24.2).
It will be a battle of opposite styles as the fast-paced Matadors will look to push the slower-paced Titans. The Matadors rank 92nd in possessions per game while the Titans are 250th.
CSUN vs. Cal State Fullerton Free Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Cal State Fullerton, ATS Winner – Cal State Fullerton, O/U – Over
The Matadors rank 20th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while the Titans rank 93rd (6.3).
Cal State Fullerton ranks 240th in rebounds per game (33.3) while CSUN ranks 247th (33.0).
Cal State Fullerton ranks 47th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while CSUN ranks 255th (25.5).
The Titans rank 71st in assists allowed per game (11.4) while the Matadors rank 234th (15.7).
Cal State Fullerton ranks 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while CSUN ranks 110th (3.6).
The Titans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.4, up from 2.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Matadors have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (0.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (7.1 below their season average).