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#717 Cal State Northridge vs.
#718 Auburn
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu



#717 California State University, Northridge
#718 Auburn University


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CSU Northridge Matadors vs. Auburn Tigers

Where: Auburn Arena, Auburn, AL

When: Friday, November 15, 7:00 PM. ET.

The Auburn Tigers will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the CSU Northridge Matadors in the Legends’ Classic on Friday night.

Matadors Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

The Tigers are off to a poor start this season, losing their first three games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their first win of the season on Friday, but they will have their hands full with the 22nd ranked Tigers, who will be trying to stay undefeated.

CSU Northridge hasn’t played well on defense this season, which is why they are still winless. The team is giving up 92.7 points per game and will need to play significantly better to get past the Tigers on Friday.

Offensively, the Matadors are averaging 73 points per game, which is 196th in the country. They had their best offensive performance of the season in their last game, scoring 82 points against Pepperdine.

Terrell Gomez led all scorers with 33 points. He also had five rebounds and three assists for the Matadors. Darius Brown II finished with 12 points and two assists, while Lance Coleman II added eight points and four rebounds for the Matadors, who finished the game with only two players scoring in double figures.

Tigers Need To Step Up Offensively

The Tigers have won their first three games of the season, but they almost suffered a loss in their last game thanks to an offense that has not yet lived up to expectations.

After scoring 73 points and 76 points in their first two games, the Tigers were held to 70 points by South Alabama but escaped with a one-point win. They likely won’t be as fortunate if they find themselves in the same situation again and need to start playing better offensively if they want to contend for the SEC title.

Isaac Okoro led the way for the Tigers in their last game with 15 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Anfernee McLemore finished with 14 points and four rebounds, while Jamal Johnson added 14 points and one rebound in the win. They should be able to put up their best offensive performance of the season against the Matadors.

Auburn has played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 69.7 points per game. They held their last two opponents under 70 points, but they still have plenty of room for improvement, especially if they continue to struggle offensively.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Tigers haven’t won a game by more than 10 points this season, but that is about to change when they face the Matadors on Friday. Auburn has played well defensively, holding opponents to 69.7 points per game, and should be able to do the same to the Matadors, who are averaging 73 points per game. On the offensive end, the Tigers are averaging 76.3 points per game, but they will likely set a season-high against the Matadors, who are giving up 92.7 points per game this season and win this game comfortably.

Prediction: Auburn Tigers

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Tigers will take advantage of the Matadors’ defense which is giving up 92.7 points per game and will go for at least 80 points in this game. The Matadors haven’t set the world on fire with their offense, and the Tigers haven’t given up more than 70 points in their last two games, which means the Matadors will likely be held to 70 points or fewer, but the two teams will score enough points to take the total over.

Prediction: Over

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Tigers will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Matadors in the first half of their last three games, averaging 38.7 points per game while the Matadors average 30 points per game.

Prediction: Auburn Tigers

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Matadors and tigers are averaging 68.7 combined points in the first half and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.