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Long Beach State CS Northridge Betting Preview

CS Northridge MatadorsLong Beach State 49ers
10-10January 25, 2014, 07:00 | The Walter Pyramid6-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Long Beach State and CS Northridge on Saturday, with the host 49ers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Long Beach State battles the Matadors, currently sitting with a 10-10 mark (5-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-8-1 for the 49ers and 5-7 for the Matadors.

View CS Northridge Matadors vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Long Beach State 49ers as -7.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the 49ers rated this week at No. 169 and the Matadors sitting at No. 199.

Last time out for CS Northridge, they were a 72-66 loser as they battled UC Irvine on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. Stephen Maxwell poured in 21 points and added 15 rebounds in a losing cause for CS Northridge on Thursday, as the Anteaters rolled to a 72-66 victory over CS Northridge at Bren Events Center.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 63-62 winner as they battled Cal Poly on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Tyler Lamb scored 20 points leading the 49ers to a 63-62 victory over Cal Poly at Mott Gymnasium on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Beach State's No. 228-ranked scoring average of 66.17 PPG, against a Matadors defense rated No. 213 and allowing 74.65 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 39.91% to date this season, less than the Matadors shooters have managed so far (45.86% per game).

A few Matadors at 49ers trends to consider:
CS Northridge is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
CS Northridge is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
CS Northridge is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
CS Northridge is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Long Beach State is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Long Beach State is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
Long Beach State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing CS Northridge

Next up:
CS Northridge home to UC Riverside, Thursday, January 30th
Long Beach State at Hawaii, Friday, January 31st