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CS Northridge Matadors vs Pacific Tigers Preview

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Jan 19, 10:05 PM | The Matadome

Pacific Tigers vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds

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The Matadome features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host CS Northridge Matadors and the visiting Pacific Tigers in college hoops action on Saturday.

CS Northridge will face the 9-8 Tigers, who own a 8-5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Matadors are 5-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 8-5 favoring the OVER.

View Pacific vs CS Northridge Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 148-rated Pacific taking on the No. 168-rated Matadors in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-74 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 277 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with CS Northridge’s No. 55 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, CS Northridge is the No. 276-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Pacific rates No. 172 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. CS Northridge, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 nationally in scoring at home.

Pacific was a 60-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Pacific suffered a 60-52 loss against Hawaii on Thursday, getting 15 points from Sama Taku in a losing effort at Stan Sheriff Center.

CS Northridge lost its last outing, a 74-71 result against UC Davis on January 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Matadors got 18 points from Stephen Maxwell, but it was UC Davis that prevailed in a 74-71 final on Thursday at The Matadome.

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UC Riverside are 3-7
After playing Hawaii are 2-2
After a loss are 4-6

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Santa Barbara are 6-4
After playing UC Davis are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Tigers at Matadors trends to consider:
Pacific is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against CS Northridge
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pacific's last 5 games when playing on the road against CS Northridge
Pacific is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 5 games when playing at home against Pacific
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of CS Northridge's last 19 games when playing Pacific
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 6 games
CS Northridge is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Pacific home to UC Riverside, Thursday, January 24
CS Northridge at Santa Barbara, Thursday, January 24