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CS Northridge MatadorsCS Bakersfield Roadrunners
Jan 28, 10:00 PM | Rabobank Arena

CS Northridge Matadors vs CS Bakersfield Roadrunners Odds

5-13TEAM RECORD11-10

CS Northridge pays a visit to CS Bakersfield on Saturday, hoping to send the Roadrunners to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Rabobank Arena.

The Roadrunners sit at 11-10 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Matadors are currently 5-13 (7-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? CS Bakersfield is 0-0 OU, and CS Northridge is 7-8 OU.

View CS Northridge vs CS Bakersfield Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 278-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 316-rated Matadors in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-62 win for the Roadrunners on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits CS Bakersfield's No. 165-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Matadors defense that ranks No. 315 at 74.7 PPG. The Roadrunners field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 36.4% per game.

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 291-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. CS Bakersfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, CS Northridge was a 70-68 loser at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Matadors endured a 70-68 loss at the hands of the Titans on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Stephan Hicks at The Matadome.

In their last action, CS Bakersfield was a 78-70 loser on the road against San Jose State. The Roadrunners endured a 78-70 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Monday, despite a 17-point effort from Adam Young at The Event Center.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Barbara are 5-5
After playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Matadors at Roadrunners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of CS Northridge's last 15 games on the road
CS Northridge is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road

Next up:
CS Northridge home to Santa Barbara, Thursday, February 2
CS Bakersfield at New Mexico State, Wednesday, February 1