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UC Riverside Highlanders visit CS Northridge Matadors in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

UC Riverside HighlandersCS Northridge Matadors
7-13January 30, 2014, 10:00 | The Matadome10-11

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the CS Northridge Matadors try to run the UC Riverside Highlanders off the court at The Matadome in college hoops action.

CS Northridge will face the 7-13 Highlanders, who own a 9-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Matadors are 5-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Highlanders are 8-8 favoring the OVER.

View UC Riverside Highlanders vs CS Northridge Matadors Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the CS Northridge Matadors as -8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Matadors - Highlanders odds would favor the Matadors if the lines were set according to our power ranks. CS Northridge is rated No. 223 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Riverside is at No. 288.

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 61-58 winner as they battled Cal Poly at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. UC Riverside earned a 61-58 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday, getting 17 points from Chris Patton at Student Center.

CS Northridge was a 76-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Matadors endured a 76-62 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Stephan Hicks at The Walter Pyramid.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Highlanders rank No. 182 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.35 per game. That compares with CS Northridge’s No. 170 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where CS Northridge is college basketball's No. 251-ranked team at 3.9 per game, while the Highlanders rate No. 244 with 4.25 per game.

Next up:
UC Riverside home to CS Fullerton, Thursday, February 6th
CS Northridge at Hawaii, Sunday, February 2nd