UC Davis Aggies vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds
The CS Northridge Matadors will try to cover the spread at The Matadome on Thursday when they get a visit from the UC Davis Aggies in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Aggies have watched them go 5-10 and 7-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Matadors are at 9-8 and 9-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Matadors are 5-4, while the Aggies have a 5-7 mark.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, CS Northridge sat as 6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 168-ranked Matadors and the No. 257-rated Aggies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-72 win for the Matadors on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Aggies rank No. 204 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.6 per game. That compares with CS Northridge’s No. 55 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where CS Northridge is college basketball's No. 284-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Aggies rate No. 61 with 7.5 per game.
Defensively, UC Davis features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. CS Northridge, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Davis lost its last outing, a 66-59 result against Santa Barbara on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. UC Davis got 23 points from Corey Hawkins but lost anyway, 66-59, to Santa Barbara on Saturday at UC Davis Pavilion.
In their last action, CS Northridge was a 79-69 loser on the road against UC Irvine. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Matadors endured a 79-69 loss at the hands of the Anteaters on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Stephen Maxwell at Bren Events Center.
UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Hawaii are 1-1
After playing Santa Barbara are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Pacific are 4-6
After playing UC Irvine are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Aggies at Matadors trends to consider:
UC Davis is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
UC Davis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against CS Northridge
CS Northridge is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UC Davis
CS Northridge is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
CS Northridge is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing UC Davis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of CS Northridge's last 8 games when playing UC Davis
UC Davis at Hawaii, Saturday, January 19
CS Northridge home to Pacific, Saturday, January 19