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Santa Barbara favored by -13.5 against CS Northridge on Saturday

CS Northridge Matadors Santa Barbara Gauchos
12-14 February 15, 2014, 07:00 | Thunderdome 16-6



The Santa Barbara Gauchos will be trying to slam the CS Northridge Matadors on Saturday when the teams tip off at Thunderdome in college betting action.

The Gauchos sport a record of 16-6 and 10-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Matadors have 12-14 and 6-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-7 for the Gauchos and 8-10 for the Matadors.

View CS Northridge Matadors vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Santa Barbara Gauchos as -13.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 52-ranked Gauchos and the No. 233-rated Matadors in this matchup.

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CS Northridge was a 62-55 loser in its last match at home against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. CS Northridge got 18 points from Stephen Maxwell but lost anyway, 62-55, to Cal Poly on Thursday at The Matadome.

In their last action, Santa Barbara was a 65-64 winner on the road against Long Beach State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Alan Williams scored 16 points leading the Gauchos to a 65-64 victory over Long Beach State at The Walter Pyramid on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Matadors is ranked No. 136 in NCAA hoops at 35.31 per game. Contrast that with Santa Barbara’s No. 138 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Barbara is the No. 66-ranked team in the country at 7.18 per game, while CS Northridge rates No. 252 at 3.96 per game.

A few Matadors at Gauchos trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
CS Northridge is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
CS Northridge is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
CS Northridge is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Santa Barbara is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Santa Barbara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing CS Northridge
Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing CS Northridge


Next up:
CS Northridge at Idaho, Tuesday, February 18th
Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, Thursday, February 20th