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Cal State-Northridge Matadors take on Highlanders in NCAA Basketball Betting

Student Center will host Cal State-Northridge Matadors vs UC Riverside Highlanders action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UC Riverside Highlanders betting line opened as -1.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Cal State-Northridge Matadors vs UC Riverside Highlanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cal State-Northridge Matadors will look to cover the spread vs the UC Riverside Highlanders on Saturday, as the Matadors are 6-12-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Highlanders are 7-8 ATS. Cal State-Northridge is 11-8 against the total, while UC Riverside is 5-10 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the UC Riverside Highlanders, most recently No. 263 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cal State-Northridge Matadors, who rate No. 195 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UC Riverside's No. 245-ranked scoring average of 66.44 PPG, against a Cal State-Northridge Matadors defense rated No. 253 and allowing 82.25 PPG. The UC Riverside Highlanders FG% has averaged 41.22% to date this season, less than the Cal State-Northridge Matadors shooters have managed so far (46.73% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Matadors and Gauchos didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC-Santa Barbara was handed a 78-57 defeat on Wednesday at Thunderdome.

The Highlanders grabbed a 70-64 win over the Warriors on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Dikymbe MArtin at Stan Sheriff Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cal State-Northridge is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • Cal State-Northridge is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cal State-Northridge is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cal State-Northridge's last 6 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UC Riverside is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • UC Riverside is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Cal State-Northridge home to Long Beach State, Wednesday, February 1st
UC Riverside at Hawaii, Thursday, February 2nd