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Cal State-Northridge Matadors Home to UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Cal State-Northridge Matadors will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos at The Matadome on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Cal State-Northridge sat as -11-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Cal State-Northridge Matadors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to cover the spread vs the Cal State-Northridge Matadors on Saturday, as the Gauchos are 6-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Matadors are 8-13-1 ATS. UC-Santa Barbara is 5-12-1 against the total, while Cal State-Northridge is 12-10 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 124-ranked Cal State-Northridge Matadors and the No. 290-rated UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cal State-Northridge's No. 58 nationally ranked offense (78.78 points per game) against a UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos defense that sits as the No. 172 at 73.64 PPG. The Cal State-Northridge Matadors have been averaging 46.47% from the field, more than the Gauchos have managed so far this season (36.62% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC-Santa Barbara got 16 points from Alex Hart but lost anyway, 64-47, to UC Irvine on Wednesday at Bren Events Center.

The Matadors wasted a 27-point performance from Darin Johnson in losing to Hawaii 76-72 on Saturday at The Matadome.

Betting Trends
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC-Santa Barbara's last 6 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Cal State-Northridge is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Cal State-Northridge is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cal State-Northridge's last 5 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • Cal State-Northridge is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against UC-Santa Barbara

Next Betting Matchups

UC-Santa Barbara home to Hawaii, Thursday, February 16th
Cal State-Northridge at Cal Poly, Wednesday, February 15th