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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Matadors underdogs vs Sun Devils at Arizona State

CS Northridge MatadorsArizona State Sun Devils
Dec 8, 2:00 PM | Wells Fargo Arena

CS Northridge Matadors vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds

7-2TEAM RECORD7-1

CS Northridge travels to Arizona State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 7-2 record with a victory over the Sun Devils.

Arizona State will face the 7-2 Matadors, who own a 7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Sun Devils are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Matadors are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View CS Northridge vs Arizona State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Sun Devils in this one found them listed as 7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Matadors was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sun Devils rated this week at No. 127 and the Matadors sitting at No. 236. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 87-82 result in favor of the Sun Devils.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona State has the nation's No. 36-rated offensive output, at 78 PPG. The visiting Matadors defense ranks No. 294 allowing on average 73.4 PPG. The Sun Devils FG% has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Arizona State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

CS Northridge was a 120-69 winner in its last match at home against Vanguard. The Matadors blew out Vanguard on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 120-69 win at The Matadome.

Arizona State was a 71-63 winner in its last match at home against Hartford. The Sun Devils grabbed a 71-63 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Jahii Carson at Wells Fargo Arena.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego Christian are 0-1
After playing Vanguard are 1-2
After a win are 5-5

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing DePaul are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Matadors at Sun Devils trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Arizona State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
CS Northridge home to San Diego Christian, Tuesday, December 18
Arizona State home to DePaul, Wednesday, December 12