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Point spread favors Highlanders in battle with Matadors

CS Northridge MatadorsUC Riverside Highlanders
Jan 2, 10:00 PM | Student Center

CS Northridge Matadors vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds

3-8TEAM RECORD6-7

The Highlanders will be trying to slam the CS Northridge Matadors on Monday when the teams tip off at Student Center in college betting action.

The Matadors will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 3-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 3-7 ATS. CS Northridge is 3-5 on the totals; UC Riverside is 4-6.

View CS Northridge vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Highlanders as 6.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 183-rated Highlanders and the No. 259-ranked Matadors, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 62-59 result in favor of the Highlanders.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Riverside has the nation's No. 320-rated offensive output, at 59.5 PPG. The visiting Matadors defense ranks No. 292 allowing on average 74 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 40.2% so far, more than the Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 35.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, CS Northridge owns the country's No. 287-rated mark, allowing 77.6 points per game on the highway. UC Riverside, on the other hand, rates No. 313 in scoring at home.

CS Northridge was a 71-62 loser in its last match at home against UC Irvine. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites. CS Northridge got 17 points from Stephan Hicks but lost anyway, 71-62, to UC Irvine on Thursday at The Matadome.

UC Riverside was a 70-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-San Antonio. UC Riverside earned a 70-65 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Kareem Nitoto at UTSA Convocation Center.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Long Beach State are 7-3
After playing UC Irvine are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing UC Davis are 4-6
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Matadors at Highlanders trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of CS Northridge's last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of CS Northridge's last 12 games on the road
CS Northridge is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 6 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
UC Riverside is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 6 games when playing CS Northridge
UC Riverside is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing CS Northridge

Next up:
CS Northridge home to Long Beach State, Saturday, January 7
UC Riverside at UC Davis, Thursday, January 5

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