UC Riverside Highlanders at Cal State Northridge Matadors CBB Pick - Odds Analysis - ATS Prediction

February 14, 10:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Cal State Northridge -1.5

The Cal State Northridge Matadors and the UC Riverside Matadors will do battle in Northridge, California for a pivotal Valentine’s Day clash with Big West Conference implications. Overall, the conference series has been dominated by as CSN as the Matadors have won the last four against the Highlanders. On January 17th, the two teams last met in Riverside where CSN would defeat UCRV 66-57, covering outright as a 6.5-point underdog. This affair is aired on Big West TV for interested parties. The two teams enter on contrasting notes but same rest periods. Cal State Northridge comes into the contest off a win against Hawaii on Saturday where the Matadors emerged victorious 77-71. On the contrary, UC Riverside enters off yet another loss on Saturday to comprise what has been a terrible turn of events for the Highlanders as of late. UCRV finds itself 1-9 SU in its last ten contests overall.

Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records

UC Riverside Highlanders, 6-19 SU, 9-10 ATS
Cal State Northridge Matadors, 6-18 SU, 9-12-1 ATS

Get more details: UC Riverside at Cal State Northridge Betting Match-Up

UC Riverside at Cal State Northridge NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • UC Riverside is 2-11 SU on the road this season.
  • Cal State Northridge is 7-22 ATS in their last 29 home games.
  • Road team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings between both sides.

Public Money

Currently, the market has risen by 1.5 points indicating action has rolled on in Cal State Northridge. In contrast, 85% of the cash and 76% of the tickets have also come in on the Highlanders. The Over/Under has risen by two points since the open to reflect the action on the Over.

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UC Riverside at Cal State Northridge Game Pick 02/14/2018

There are many components here to make the Highlanders a good bet in this market. First off, there is a recency bias being cast on the Matadors thanks to their recent successes against the Highlanders as of late. When you combine this with the tough-to-stomach road record of UCRV, the Highlanders are a tough sell to takers in this market. However, there are many reasons to feel the opposite. The Highlanders own edges in the rebounding and defense department. This statistical advantage in itself can help UCRV neutralize the effects of playing this contest on the road in a less than accommodating environment. When a deeper bench and an edge in points per game are factored in, there is an excellent chance we can take advantage of a better price with the better team. This one has upset written all over it and could offer up a tremendous outright play on the Highlanders. Don’t be afraid to play UCRV on the Money Line in this one either.

Free Pick: 
Take Cal State Northridge -1.5 (KF)