UC Irvine @ Northridge
Current Records: UC Irvine 9-7; Northridge 5-15
What to Know
The Northridge Matadors and the UC Irvine Anteaters are set to square off in a Big West matchup at 10 p.m. ET Feb. 5 at Matadome. UC Irvine will be strutting in after a victory while the Matadors will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Northridge was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Thursday as they fell 83-77 to the UC San Diego Tritons.
Meanwhile, UC Irvine escaped with a win this past Thursday against the Santa Barbara Gauchos by the margin of a single free throw, 53-52.
Northridge is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 4-11 ATS when expected to lose.
Northridge is now 5-15 while the Anteaters sit at 9-7. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Matadors are worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 60.9 on average. UC Irvine’s defense has more to brag about, as they they rank eighth in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 58.6 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Matadome — Northridge, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Anteaters are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Matadors, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
UC Irvine have won nine out of their last ten games against Northridge.
- Mar 04, 2020 – Northridge 72 vs. UC Irvine 70
- Feb 22, 2020 – UC Irvine 87 vs. Northridge 64
- Mar 09, 2019 – UC Irvine 86 vs. Northridge 74
- Jan 19, 2019 – UC Irvine 74 vs. Northridge 68
- Feb 07, 2018 – UC Irvine 77 vs. Northridge 56
- Jan 13, 2018 – UC Irvine 71 vs. Northridge 54
- Feb 25, 2017 – UC Irvine 83 vs. Northridge 80
- Jan 21, 2017 – UC Irvine 105 vs. Northridge 73
- Feb 13, 2016 – UC Irvine 93 vs. Northridge 84
- Jan 27, 2016 – UC Irvine 73 vs. Northridge 63