2007-2008 Cal State Northridge Matadors College Basketball Odds

College basketball odds show that this will be the 50th season of men’s basketball at Cal State Northridge, and their 18th as a Division I program.

Basketball odds on Cal State Northridge could be interesting this season as the team returns their top three scorers from last season.

College basketball odds will show that Northridge has 11 new faces in addition to the returning starters.  Senior Jonathan Heard led the team in scoring with 13.5 points per game in earning All-Big West Honorable Mention for fans of basketball odds. He is also the team’s top returning rebounder (5.5 rpg) according to college basketball odds experts. The combination of Heard and 6-8 senior forward Calvin Chitwood gives the Matadors one of the top scoring duos in the Big West according to college basketball odds experts. Chitwood averaged 13.2 points to rank 12th in the league in scoring, while Heard ranked 11th for fans of college basketball odds. Junior guard Rob Haynes was a solid three point shooter last season and should improve this year according to college basketball odds experts. College basketball odds experts know that Haynes enters the season ninth in the Big West record book with a career three-point field goal percentage of .425.  College basketball odds experts know that Northridge has been the leader in steals for six straight seasons. Last year the team had 278 steals in 31 games, ranking No. 22 nationally according to college basketball odds experts. Cal State Northridge has incoming guards Josh Jenkins and Paul Wayne that may get playing time. College basketball odds experts know that Jenkins earned All-American honors at Frank Phillips College in Texas, where he led his team in scoring and ranked third in the nation in assists.

Basketball odds experts see that head coach Bobby Braswell has a team that wins with defense and transition play.  The newcomers will play a big part in this strategy according to college basketball odds experts. Rai Colston may have a tough time keeping his job with Paul Wayne and Josh Jenkins pushing him for time. Three-year starters Jonathan Heard and Calvin Chitwood should get the spots in the frontcourt along with Tremaine Townsend at center according to college basketball odds experts. Jermaine Smith is the leading contender as top man off the bench.  The Matadors probably won’t win the Big West but they should be competitive versus college basketball odds.