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UC Riverside Highlanders vs CS Northridge Matadors Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

CS Northridge MatadorsUC Riverside Highlanders
Feb 2, 10:00 PM | Student Center

CS Northridge Matadors vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD5-16

The UC Riverside Highlanders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the CS Northridge Matadors at Student Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

Supporters of the Matadors have watched them go 11-11 and 11-9 ATS on the year, while the Highlanders are at 5-16 and 7-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Highlanders are 9-5, while the Matadors have a 6-8 mark.

View CS Northridge vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UC Riverside opened as 2-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Highlanders rated this week at No. 282 and the Matadors sitting at No. 187. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-64 result in favor of the Matadors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UC Riverside's No. 303-ranked offense, averaging 61.2 PPG, against a Matadors defense that ranks No. 332 at 75.5 PPG. The Highlanders field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 322-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 284 nationally in scoring at home.

CS Northridge was a 92-86 winner in its last match on the road against CS Fullerton. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. CS Fullerton was victimized for 24 points and 10 rebounds by Josh Greene as the Matadors bested the Titans 92-86 in college basketball action on Thursday.

UC Riverside was a 72-68 loser in its last match at home against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders endured a 72-68 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Chris Patton at Student Center.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing UC Irvine are 3-7
After playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 5-5
After playing Hawaii are 0-3
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
CS Northridge home to UC Irvine, Thursday, February 7
UC Riverside home to CS Fullerton, Saturday, February 9