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Matadors open as college hoops underdog vs Warriors

Hawaii WarriorsCS Northridge Matadors
11-4January 11, 2014, 10:00 | The Matadome9-7

Hawaii pays a visit to CS Northridge on Saturday, hoping to send the Matadors to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at The Matadome.

Supporters of the Warriors have watched them go 11-4 and 8-3 ATS on the year, while the Matadors are at 9-7 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Matadors are 3-5, while the Warriors have a 4-5 mark.

View Hawaii Warriors vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Matadors - Warriors odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to our power ranks. CS Northridge is rated No. 150 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Hawaii is at No. 75.

Hawaii was a 77-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Hawaii suffered a 77-65 loss against Cal Poly on Thursday, getting 16 points from Garrett Nevels in a losing effort at Mott Gymnasium.

Last time out for CS Northridge, they were an 89-77 winner as they battled UC Davis at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Stephen Maxwell scored 26 points for CS Northridge on Thursday, leading the Matadors to an 89-77 win over UC Davis at The Matadome.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features CS Northridge's No. 82-ranked scoring average of 76.12 PPG, against a Warriors defense rated No. 162 and allowing 71.13 PPG. The Matadors FG% has averaged 47.64% to date this season, less than the Warriors shooters have managed so far (48.11% per game).

A few Warriors at Matadors trends to consider:
Hawaii is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Hawaii is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Hawaii is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hawaii's last 6 games on the road
CS Northridge is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
CS Northridge is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Hawaii home to UC Riverside, Sunday, January 19th
CS Northridge at Cal Poly, Thursday, January 16th