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CS Northridge MatadorsSanta Barbara Gauchos
Jan 19, 10:00 PM | Thunderdome

CS Northridge Matadors vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds

5-10TEAM RECORD8-6

The Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the CS Northridge Matadors at Thunderdome on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Matadors will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 5-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gauchos are 6-6 ATS. CS Northridge is 6-6 against the total, while Santa Barbara is 7-5 versus the number.

View CS Northridge vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gauchos are listed as 17-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gauchos, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Matadors, who rate No. 307 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-65 victory for the Gauchos.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 65 nationally ranked offense (74.3 points per game) against a Matadors defense that sits as the No. 300 at 73.7 PPG. The Gauchos have been averaging 45.5% from the field, more than the Matadors have managed so far this season (37.2% on average).

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 262-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

CS Northridge won its last outing, an 84-80 result against UC Davis on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. CS Northridge got 16 points from Vinnie McGhee en route to an 84-80 victory over UC Davis on Saturday at The Matadome.

Santa Barbara was a 74-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Irvine. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Orlando Johnson scored 15 points leading the Gauchos to a 74-56 victory over UC Irvine at Thunderdome on Saturday.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cal Poly are 4-6
After playing UC Davis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Long Beach State are 9-1
After playing UC Irvine are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Matadors at Gauchos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
CS Northridge is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
CS Northridge is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games when playing CS Northridge
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
Santa Barbara is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games

Next up:
CS Northridge at Cal Poly, Saturday, January 21
Santa Barbara home to Long Beach State, Saturday, January 21

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