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CS Northridge Matadors take on Waves in college basketball test

CS Northridge MatadorsPepperdine Waves
Dec 10, 10:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

CS Northridge Matadors vs Pepperdine Waves Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Pepperdine Waves try to run the Matadors off the court at Firestone Fieldhouse in college hoops action.

The Matadors will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Waves are 3-2 ATS. CS Northridge is 2-3 against the total, while Pepperdine is 1-4 versus the number.

View CS Northridge vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Matadors listed as 8-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Waves sit at No. 235 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Matadors sit at No. 244 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Waves will win this game 65-54.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pepperdine's No. 301-ranked offense, averaging 60.4 PPG, against a Matadors defense that ranks No. 323 at 77.3 PPG. The Waves field goal percentage has averaged 37.8% so far, more than the Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 34% per game.

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 304-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.8 points per game. Pepperdine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 298 nationally in scoring at home.

CS Northridge lost its last outing, a 71-58 result against Santa Clara on December 3. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. CS Northridge suffered a 71-58 loss against Santa Clara on Saturday, getting 18 points from Stephan Hicks in a losing effort at Leavey Center.

Pepperdine was a 49-40 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine got 11 points from Corbin Moore en route to a 49-40 victory over Northern Arizona on Wednesday at Walkup Skydome.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 2-1
After playing Santa Clara are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Montana State are 1-0
After playing Northern Arizona are 2-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Matadors at Waves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of CS Northridge's last 10 games on the road
CS Northridge is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pepperdine is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
CS Northridge at Washington, Thursday, December 22
Pepperdine home to Montana State, Sunday, December 18