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CS Northridge Matadors vs Highlanders College Hoops Game Preview

CS Northridge Matadors UC Riverside Highlanders
14-16 March 01, 2014, 10:00 | Student Center 8-19



CS Northridge pays a visit to UC Riverside on Saturday, hoping to send the Highlanders to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Student Center.

The Highlanders sit at 8-19 (13-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Matadors are currently 14-16 (9-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UC Riverside is 13-11 OU, and CS Northridge is 11-10 OU.

View CS Northridge Matadors vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Matadors were listed as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 310-rated Highlanders and the No. 194-ranked Matadors, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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CS Northridge lost its last outing, an 82-81 result against CS Fullerton on February 27. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Stephen Maxwell scored 25 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 82-81 against CS Fullerton in college basketball action at Titan Gym.

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 69-64 loser as they battled Cal Poly on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. UC Riverside got 21 points from Steven Thornton but lost anyway, 69-64, to Cal Poly on Saturday at Mott Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UC Riverside's No. 185-rated squad against CS Northridge's No. 128-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UC Riverside rates No. 245 in the country with 4.41 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 250 nationally with 4.27 per match.

A few Matadors at Highlanders trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
CS Northridge is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
CS Northridge is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing UC Riverside
CS Northridge is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing UC Riverside
UC Riverside is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
UC Riverside is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 7 games
UC Riverside is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
CS Northridge home to Long Beach State, Thursday, March 6th
UC Riverside at UC Davis, Thursday, March 6th