UC Irvine Anteaters face CS Northridge Matadors: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
UC Irvine Anteaters vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds
CS Northridge will look to improve on its 12-11 record on Thursday when they host UC Irvine in NCAA basketball odds action at The Matadome.
The Matadors are 12-11 so far on the season, and 12-9 ATS vs. the number. The Anteaters, meanwhile, are 12-11 and 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen CS Northridge go 6-9 and the Anteaters go 6-9 on the totals.
Bettors looking to back visiting UC Irvine before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 175-ranked Matadors and the No. 48-rated Anteaters in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-73 win for the Anteaters on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits CS Northridge's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 76.9 PPG, against a Anteaters defense that ranks No. 117 at 64 PPG. The Matadors field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Anteaters marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. CS Northridge, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 62-60 winner as they battled Santa Barbara at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. UC Irvine earned a 62-60 victory over Santa Barbara on Saturday, getting 12 points from Alex Young at Bren Events Center.
Last time out for CS Northridge, they were a 69-53 winner as they battled UC Riverside on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Matadors grabbed a 69-53 win over the Highlanders on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Stephen Maxwell at Student Center.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Hawaii are 2-1
After playing Santa Barbara are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing UC Riverside are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Anteaters at Matadors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UC Irvine's last 8 games when playing on the road against CS Northridge
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 5 games on the road
UC Irvine is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against CS Northridge
UC Irvine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of CS Northridge's last 8 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of CS Northridge's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 6 games when playing UC Irvine
CS Northridge is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
UC Irvine at Hawaii, Saturday, February 9
CS Northridge home to Long Beach State, Saturday, February 9