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Cal State-Northridge vs UC-Santa Barbara Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (18-2) vs. Cal State-Northridge Matadors (4-17)
February 4, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal State-Northridge Matadors +11.5 / UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos -11.5; Over/Under: +125.5
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The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos and the CSU-Northridge Matadors meet in college basketball action from the Premier America Credit Union Arena on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


UC-Santa Barbara is listed as a 11.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -800. The total for this game is set at 125.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

UC-Santa Barbara’s 72-52 win over the Matadors back on January 19th, 2023, made it five straight wins for the Matadors in this matchup.


UC-Santa Barbara is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss while the under is 13-2-1 in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record. Cal State-Northridge is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss by 20 or more points.


I’m backing UC-Santa Barbara here. Cal-State Northridge is the worst team in the Big West, and the Matadors could get nothing going against UCSB in the first meeting between these two teams this season. I honestly don’t expect much different here as the Gauchos are just heads and shoulders the better team here and should be able to get the job done with relative ease, especially considering they’re 7-2 on the road this season. Give me UC-Santa Barbara.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: UC-Santa Barbara -11.5

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