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College baskeball point spread favors Utes in battle with Matadors

CS Northridge MatadorsUtah Utes
Dec 21, 10:30 PM | Huntsman Center

CS Northridge Matadors vs Utah Utes Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD7-3

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Utah Utes try to run the CS Northridge Matadors off the court at Huntsman Center in college hoops action.

The Matadors will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Utes are 7-2 ATS. CS Northridge is 2-1 on the totals; Utah is 2-3.

View CS Northridge vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Utah Utes as 8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Utes sit at No. 9 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Matadors sit at No. 133 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Utes will win this game 82-79.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 154 nationally ranked offense (69 points per game) against a Matadors defense that sits as the No. 299 at 73.7 PPG. The Utes have been averaging 47.8% from the field, more than the Matadors have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 321-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.6 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.

CS Northridge was a 93-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Diego Christian. The battle between the Matadors and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Diego Christian was handed a 93-63 defeat on Tuesday at The Matadome.

Utah was a 62-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Methodist. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Utah got 11 points from Justin Seymour en route to a 62-53 victory over Southern Methodist on Tuesday at Huntsman Center.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Hawaii are 1-2
After playing San Diego Christian are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Southern Methodist are 4-0
After a win are 3-7

A few Matadors at Utes trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
CS Northridge at Hawaii, Saturday, December 29
Utah home to Albertson, Friday, December 28