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Santa Barbara Gauchos take on Matadors in NCAA Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Matadome Thursday as the CS Northridge Matadors look to beat the odds vs the Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Santa Barbara Gauchos in this one, their betting line was listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs CS Northridge Matadors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The CS Northridge Matadors sit at 10-17 (14-13 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Santa Barbara Gauchos are currently 13-12 (13-10 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? CS Northridge is 11-14-2 OU, and Santa Barbara is 12-11 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 81-rated Santa Barbara Gauchos taking on the No. 201-rated CS Northridge Matadors in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up CS Northridge's No. 177 nationally ranked offense (71.07 points per game) against a Santa Barbara Gauchos defense that sits as the No. 85 at 68.52 PPG. The CS Northridge Matadors have been averaging 44.03% from the field, more than the Gauchos have managed so far this season (43.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gauchos got 21 points from Gabe Vincent as Santa Barbara ran past UC Davis 62-55 on Saturday at Thunderdome.

CS Northridge got 18 points from Jerron Wilbut en route to a 75-71 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday at Mott Gymnasium.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Barbara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 7 games
  • Santa Barbara is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • CS Northridge is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • CS Northridge is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of CS Northridge's last 9 games
  • CS Northridge is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Barbara at CS Fullerton, Saturday, February 27th
CS Northridge at Hawaii, Sunday, February 28th