CS Northridge Matadors take on Warriors in NCAA basketball test
CS Northridge Matadors vs Hawaii Warriors Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stan Sheriff Center Saturday as host Hawaii looks to handle the CS Northridge Matadors in NCAA hoops action.
The Warriors are 6-5 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Matadors, meanwhile, are 9-3 and 8-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Hawaii go 1-5 and the Matadors go 3-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 156-ranked Warriors and the No. 117-rated Matadors in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-78 win for the Matadors on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Matadors is ranked No. 41 in NCAA hoops at 39.6 per game. Contrast that with Hawaii’s No. 11 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hawaii is the No. 140-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while CS Northridge rates No. 273 at 5 per game.
Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Hawaii, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, CS Northridge was a 76-71 winner on the road against Utah. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Matadors grabbed a 76-71 win over the Utes on Friday, behind a 19-point effort from Stephan Hicks at Huntsman Center.
In their last action, Hawaii was an 81-66 loser at home against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Vander Joaquim scored 29 points and chipped in with 15 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 81-66 against Mississippi in college basketball action at Stan Sheriff Center.
CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UC Riverside are 7-3
After playing Utah are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Matadors at Warriors trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Hawaii is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
CS Northridge home to UC Riverside, Thursday, January 3
Hawaii home to CS Fullerton, Thursday, January 3