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Matadors vs Broncos College Hoops Game Preview

CS Northridge MatadorsBoise State Broncos
Nov 19, 3:00 PM | Taco Bell Arena

CS Northridge Matadors vs Boise State Broncos Odds


The Boise State Broncos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the CS Northridge Matadors at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday in NCAAB play.

Supporters of the Matadors have watched them go 0-2 and 1-1 ATS on the year, while the Broncos are at 2-0 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncos are 1-0, while the Matadors have a 1-1 mark.

View CS Northridge vs Boise State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 186 and the Matadors at No. 228 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 106-56 result in favor of the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boise State's No. 23-ranked scoring average of 87.5 PPG, against a Matadors defense rated No. 290 and allowing 76 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 55.4% to date this season, more than the Matadors shooters have managed so far (28.1% per game).

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Boise State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.

CS Northridge was an 86-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as underdogs. The Matadors got a 22-point effort from Stephan Hicks, who added 17 rebounds, but Hawaii still managed to defeat CS Northridge 86-67 Tuesday at Stan Sheriff Center.

In their last action, Boise State was an 80-59 winner at home against Utah. They covered the 10.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Broncos and Utes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Utah was handed an 80-59 defeat on Wednesday at Taco Bell Arena.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Hawaii are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4

Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Long Beach State are 5-4
After playing Utah are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Matadors at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of CS Northridge's last 7 games on the road
CS Northridge is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Boise State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boise State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
CS Northridge home to San Diego Christian, Tuesday, November 22
Boise State at Long Beach State, Tuesday, November 22