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CS Northridge Matadors vs UC Davis Aggies Odds
UC Davis Pavilion will host UC Davis Aggies vs. CS Northridge Matadors action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Matadors will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 11-10-2 ATS. CS Northridge is 7-11 on the totals; UC Davis is 8-12.
The Matadors were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 257-ranked Aggies and the No. 177-rated Matadors in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-73 win for the Matadors on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UC Davis's No. 68-ranked scoring average of 72.2 PPG, against a Matadors defense rated No. 323 and allowing 74 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 47.1% to date this season, more than the Matadors shooters have managed so far (43.9% per game).
Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. UC Davis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 64 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, CS Northridge was a 66-59 loser on the road against Pacific. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. CS Northridge suffered a 66-59 loss against Pacific on Thursday, getting 16 points from Stephan Hicks in a losing effort at Spanos Center.
UC Davis was an 89-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hawaii. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. UC Davis cruised to victory on Thursday, running Hawaii out of the gym and running up an 89-65 score at UC Davis Pavilion.
CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Utah are 2-2
After playing Pacific are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-6
Before playing Long Beach State are 4-6
After playing Hawaii are 0-3
After a win are 2-8
A few Matadors at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 5 games on the road
CS Northridge is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Davis
CS Northridge is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Davis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Davis's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UC Davis's last 9 games when playing CS Northridge
UC Davis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
CS Northridge at Southern Utah, Saturday, February 23
UC Davis at Long Beach State, Wednesday, February 20