Cal Poly Mustangs vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the CS Northridge vs Cal Poly battle Thursday at The Matadome as the Matadors look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This season, the Matadors are 13-15 overall and 14-12 ATS ATS, while the Mustangs are 13-12 and 13-9-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, CS Northridge boasts a 7-13 on the OU, and Cal Poly is 8-12.
The Matadors were listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Matadors, most recently No. 188 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mustangs, who rate No. 249 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-71 victory for the Matadors.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature CS Northridge's No. 65-rated squad against Cal Poly's No. 289-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, CS Northridge rates No. 302 in the country with 4.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 75 nationally with 7.2 per match.
Defensively, Cal Poly features the nation's No. 132-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. CS Northridge, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Cal Poly was a 63-60 winner at home against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Cal Poly earned a 63-60 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 23 points from Brian Bennett at Mott Gymnasium.
CS Northridge lost its last outing, a 73-72 result against Southern Utah on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Matadors endured a 73-72 loss at the hands of the Thunderbirds on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Stephen Maxwell at Centrum Arena.
Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Hawaii are 1-3
After playing Loyola Marymount are 1-5
After a win are 5-5
CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Barbara are 5-5
After playing Southern Utah are 0-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Mustangs at Matadors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cal Poly's last 8 games when playing on the road against CS Northridge
Cal Poly is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Cal Poly is 1-4 ATS 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 Cal Poly
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of CS Northridge's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of CS Northridge's last 8 games when playing at home against Cal Poly
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 6 games at home
Cal Poly at Hawaii, Saturday, March 2
CS Northridge home to Santa Barbara, Saturday, March 2