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Santa Barbara GauchosCS Northridge Matadors
March 11, 11:59 PM | Honda Center

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds

16-13TEAM RECORD14-17

Honda Center will host Matadors vs. Gauchos action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the Big West Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Honda Center).

CS Northridge will face the 16-13 Gauchos, who own a 8-11-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Matadors are 11-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gauchos are 10-10 favoring the OVER.

View Santa Barbara vs CS Northridge Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Matadors - Gauchos odds would favor the Gauchos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. CS Northridge is rated No. 232 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Barbara is at No. 203. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-68 win for the Gauchos.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and CS Northridge has the nation's No. 143-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Gauchos defense ranks No. 108 allowing on average 65.8 PPG. The Matadors FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Barbara owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 67.3 points per game on the highway. CS Northridge, on the other hand, rates No. 76 in scoring at home.

Santa Barbara was a 79-67 winner in their most recent outing against Pacific. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs.

Last time out for CS Northridge, they were a 75-54 winner as they battled CS Fullerton at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The battle between the Matadors and Titans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as CS Fullerton was handed a 75-54 defeat on Thursday at Honda Center.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-5
After playing Pacific are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing CS Fullerton are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Gauchos at Matadors trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Santa Barbara
CS Northridge is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of CS Northridge's last 9 games when playing Santa Barbara