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CS Northridge Matadors Open as College Basketball Underdog vs UC Irvine Anteaters

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the CS Northridge Matadors try to run the UC Irvine Anteaters off the court at The Matadome in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The CS Northridge Matadors were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

UC Irvine Anteaters vs CS Northridge Matadors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Irvine Anteaters will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 9-9-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the CS Northridge Matadors are 9-11 ATS. UC Irvine Anteaters are 8-11 on betting the total; CS Northridge Matadors are 9-10-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the CS Northridge Matadors rated this week at No. 305 and the UC Irvine Anteaters sitting at No. 106.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UC Irvine is ranked No. 132 in NCAA basketball at 36.95 per game. Contrast that with CS Northridge's No. 178 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, CS Northridge is the No. 252-ranked team in the country at 4.3 per game, while UC Irvine rates No. 199 at 5.86 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Irvine earned a 72-59 victory over CS Fullerton on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Jaron Martin at Bren Events Center.

CS Northridge suffered a 74-61 loss against Santa Barbara on Saturday, getting 20 points from Kendall Smith in a losing effort at Thunderdome.

Next Betting Matchups

UC Irvine home to Santa Barbara, Saturday, January 30th
CS Northridge at UC Riverside, Wednesday, February 3rd