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CS Northridge Matadors Visit Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Santa Barbara looks to cover the Gauchos-Matadors pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 7-10 mark when they host CS Northridge in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the CS Northridge Matadors in this one, their betting line was listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

CS Northridge Matadors vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Santa Barbara Gauchos are 7-10 overall and 8-7 ATS, while the CS Northridge Matadors are 7-12 and 9-10 ATS. As for the betting totals, Santa Barbara boasts a 7-8 on the OU, and CS Northridge is 9-9-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 207-ranked Santa Barbara Gauchos and the No. 296-rated CS Northridge Matadors in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and CS Northridge is ranked No. 169 in NCAA basketball at 36.11 per game. Contrast that with Santa Barbara's No. 102 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Barbara is the No. 116-ranked team in the country at 7.24 per game, while CS Northridge rates No. 252 at 4.21 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Matadors got 15 points from Jerron Wilbut as CS Northridge ran past Cal Poly 76-74 on Thursday at The Matadome.

Santa Barbara suffered a 77-67 loss against Long Beach State on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Michael Bryson in a losing effort at Thunderdome.

Betting Trends
  • CS Northridge is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • CS Northridge is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • CS Northridge is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 5 games on the road
  • Santa Barbara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Santa Barbara is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing CS Northridge
  • Santa Barbara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
  • Santa Barbara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against CS Northridge

Next Betting Matchups

CS Northridge home to UC Irvine, Wednesday, January 27th
Santa Barbara at Long Beach State, Thursday, January 28th