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CS Northridge Matadors vs Pacific Tigers Odds
The Pacific Tigers host CS Northridge on Thursday, looking to build on their 13-10 mark against the 13-12 Matadors in college hoops action at Spanos Center.
The Matadors will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 10-9-1 ATS. CS Northridge is 7-10 on the totals; Pacific is 10-9.
The Tigers were listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Matadors odds would favor the Matadors if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pacific is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while CS Northridge is at No. 177. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-73 win for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pacific's No. 163-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Matadors defense that ranks No. 327 at 74.3 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, CS Northridge owns the country's No. 308-rated mark, allowing 76 points per game on the highway. Pacific, on the other hand, rates No. 110 in scoring at home.
Last time out for CS Northridge, they were an 83-80 loser as they battled Long Beach State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. CS Northridge got 20 points from Stephen Maxwell but lost anyway, 83-80, to Long Beach State on Saturday at The Matadome.
Last time out for Pacific, they were a 66-53 loser as they battled Santa Barbara on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Pacific got 15 points from Ross Rivera but lost anyway, 66-53, to Santa Barbara on Saturday at Thunderdome.
CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing UC Davis are 2-8
After playing Long Beach State are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Hawaii are 4-1
After playing Santa Barbara are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Matadors at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of CS Northridge's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pacific
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of CS Northridge's last 7 games on the road
CS Northridge is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
CS Northridge is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Pacific
Pacific is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pacific is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pacific's last 9 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
Pacific is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing CS Northridge
CS Northridge at UC Davis, Saturday, February 16
Pacific home to Hawaii, Saturday, February 16