BigWst foes will collide when the UC Davis Aggies (11-15, 5-5 BigWst) challenge the CSUN Matadors (11-15, 6-4 BigWst) at The Pavilion. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
CSUN Matadors at UC Davis Aggies Free Preview
In the Matadors’ last outing, they defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs, 81-73. With 19 points and 10 rebounds, CSUN’s Lamine Diane played well. CSUN played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 7.3 (better than their season average of 14.8) and a free throw rate of 0.292 (above their season average of 0.218). Cal Poly was 13.8 and 0.164, respectively, for those same stats.
The Aggies hope to maintain momentum after topping the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in their last matchup, 84-75. UC Davis was lifted by Damion Squire, who put up 15 points and six rebounds. The Aggies made 21 of their 24 free throws (87.5 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.630 (above their season average of 0.525).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Aggies won 66-62. UC Davis’ free throw rate was their biggest strength over CSUN. The Aggies had a rate of 0.273, while the Matadors posted a mark of 0.095. Diane played a big role with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
UC Davis could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their elite offense squares off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Aggies currently rank 60th in effective field goal percentage (0.529), while CSUN ranks 335th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.537).
CSUN at UC Davis Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UC Davis, ATS Winner – UC Davis, O/U – Over
The Matadors rank 19th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while the Aggies rank 87th (6.1).
UC Davis ranks 44th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while CSUN ranks 90th (3.2).
UC Davis ranks 125th in three pointers allowed per game (21.2) while CSUN ranks 270th (25.5).
The Aggies rank 105th in rebounds allowed per game (33.8) while the Matadors rank 226th (37.1).
CSUN ranks 99th in assists per game (13.8) while UC Davis ranks 210th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
The Aggies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.8, down from 1.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Matadors have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (0.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (5.6 below their season average).