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Santa Barbara Gauchos vs CS Northridge Matadors Betting Matchup Report

CS Northridge MatadorsSanta Barbara Gauchos
Jan 24, 10:00 PM | Thunderdome

CS Northridge Matadors vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds


CS Northridge pays a visit to Santa Barbara on Thursday, hoping to send the Gauchos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Thunderdome.

The Matadors will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Gauchos are 7-8 ATS. CS Northridge is 5-6 on the totals; Santa Barbara is 8-4.

View CS Northridge vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Gauchos in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Matadors was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 240-rated Gauchos and the No. 188-ranked Matadors, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-68 result in favor of the Matadors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 191 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a Matadors defense that sits as the No. 324 at 75.3 PPG. The Gauchos have been averaging 43% from the field, less than the Matadors have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for CS Northridge, they were a 74-62 loser as they battled Pacific at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Stephen Maxwell scored 23 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 74-62 against Pacific in college basketball action at The Matadome.

Santa Barbara was an 83-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Santa Barbara earned an 83-81 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday, getting 23 points from Kyle Boswell at Thunderdome.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cal Poly are 3-7
After playing Pacific are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Cal Poly are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Matadors at Gauchos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
CS Northridge is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
CS Northridge is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 7 games when playing CS Northridge

Next up:
CS Northridge at Cal Poly, Saturday, January 26
Santa Barbara home to Hawaii, Saturday, January 26