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Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Matadors College Hoops Game Preview

Santa Barbara GauchosCS Northridge Matadors
10-5January 18, 2014, 10:30 | The Matadome10-8

The CS Northridge Matadors will be trying to slam the Santa Barbara Gauchos on Saturday when the teams tip off at The Matadome in college betting action.

This season, the Matadors are 10-8 overall and 4-7 ATS, while the Gauchos are 10-5 and 6-6 ATS. As for the totals, CS Northridge boasts a 4-6 on the OU, and Santa Barbara is 7-4.

View Santa Barbara Gauchos vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Matadors as 4-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 198-ranked Matadors and the No. 151-rated Gauchos in this matchup.

Last time out for Santa Barbara, they were a 64-51 winner as they battled Long Beach State at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Santa Barbara got 13 points from Michael Bryson en route to a 64-51 victory over Long Beach State on Thursday at Thunderdome.

CS Northridge was a 62-52 loser in its last match on the road against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Matadors endured a 62-52 loss at the hands of the Mustangs on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Stephan Hicks at Mott Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gauchos is ranked No. 164 in NCAA hoops at 35 per game. Contrast that with CS Northridge’s No. 190 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, CS Northridge is the No. 249-ranked team in the country at 4.06 per game, while Santa Barbara rates No. 76 at 7.2 per game.

A few Gauchos at Matadors trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Santa Barbara is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing CS Northridge
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing CS Northridge
CS Northridge is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
CS Northridge is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Santa Barbara
CS Northridge is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Santa Barbara
The total has gone OVER in 6 of CS Northridge's last 9 games when playing Santa Barbara

Next up:
Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, Thursday, January 23rd
CS Northridge at UC Irvine, Thursday, January 23rd