NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Matadors underdogs vs Titans at CS Fullerton
CS Northridge Matadors vs CS Fullerton Titans Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the CS Fullerton vs CS Northridge battle Thursday at Titan Gym as the Titans look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Titans sport records of 11-9 and 9-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Matadors have 10-11 and 10-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-5 for the Titans and 5-8 for the Matadors.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Matadors were listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 292 (Titans) and the No. 187 (Matadors) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-79 result in favor of the Titans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Matadors is ranked No. 63 in NCAA hoops at 37.7 per game. Contrast that with CS Fullerton’s No. 318 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, CS Fullerton is the No. 7-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while CS Northridge rates No. 276 at 5 per game.
Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 316-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.2 points per game. CS Fullerton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for CS Northridge, they were a 75-64 loser as they battled Cal Poly on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. CS Northridge suffered a 75-64 loss against Cal Poly on Saturday, getting 15 points from Trevone Williams in a losing effort at Mott Gymnasium.
In their last action, CS Fullerton was a 71-67 loser on the road against Pacific. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. CS Fullerton got 23 points from D.J. Seeley but lost anyway, 71-67, to Pacific on Saturday at Spanos Center.
CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-3
Before playing UC Riverside are 6-4
After playing Cal Poly are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
CS Fullerton Titans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-4
Before playing Hawaii are 1-2
After playing Pacific are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Matadors at Titans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 5 games on the road
CS Northridge is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against CS Fullerton
CS Northridge is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
CS Fullerton is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home
CS Fullerton is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing CS Northridge
CS Fullerton is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
CS Fullerton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
CS Northridge at UC Riverside, Saturday, February 2
CS Fullerton home to Hawaii, Saturday, February 2