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CS Northridge Matadors face Southern Utah Thunderbirds: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

CS Northridge MatadorsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Feb 23, 9:35 PM | Centrum Arena

CS Northridge Matadors vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds

13-14TEAM RECORD10-15

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for CS Northridge when they take on the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Thunderbirds sport records of 10-15 and 12-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Matadors have 13-14 and 14-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-8 for the Thunderbirds and 7-12 for the Matadors.

View CS Northridge vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Thunderbirds installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Thunderbirds, most recently No. 217 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Matadors, who rate No. 190 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-68 victory for the Matadors.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Utah's No. 174-ranked scoring average of 67.5 PPG, against a Matadors defense rated No. 321 and allowing 74 PPG. The Thunderbirds FG% has averaged 41.3% to date this season, less than the Matadors shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. Southern Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for CS Northridge, they were a 73-61 loser as they battled UC Davis on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. CS Northridge suffered a 73-61 loss against UC Davis on Saturday, getting 17 points from Stephan Hicks in a losing effort at UC Davis Pavilion.

Last time out for Southern Utah, they were an 86-72 loser as they battled Eastern Washington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Jackson Stevenett scored 26 points for Southern Utah on Saturday, but the Eagles managed an 86-72 victory over the Thunderbirds at Reese Court.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6
Before playing Cal Poly are 3-7
After playing UC Davis are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Southern Utah Thunderbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Montana State are 2-1
After playing Eastern Washington are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Matadors at Thunderbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of CS Northridge's last 6 games on the road
CS Northridge is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Utah's last 6 games
Southern Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Utah's last 6 games at home

Next up:
CS Northridge home to Cal Poly, Thursday, February 28
Southern Utah home to Montana State, Thursday, February 28