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Gauchos visit UC Irvine Anteaters in college basketball clash

Santa Barbara GauchosUC Irvine Anteaters
Feb 15, 10:00 PM | Bren Events Center

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds

13-8TEAM RECORD9-16

The Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Anteaters in UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Anteaters bring a 9-16 record (12-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-8 Gauchos, who are 8-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UC Irvine go 11-11 so far and the Gauchos go 10-9.

View Santa Barbara vs UC Irvine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Anteaters as 5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 61-rated Santa Barbara taking on the No. 182-rated Anteaters in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-67 win for the Gauchos on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits UC Irvine's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 68.2 PPG, against a Gauchos defense that ranks No. 214 at 68.2 PPG. The Anteaters field goal percentage has averaged 41% so far, less than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 151 nationally in scoring at home.

Santa Barbara won its last outing, a 60-52 result against UC Riverside on February 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. Santa Barbara earned a 60-52 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 19 points from Jaime Serna at Thunderdome.

UC Irvine was a 77-74 loser in its last match on the road against Cal Poly. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. UC Irvine got 21 points from Michael Wilder but lost anyway, 77-74, to Cal Poly on Saturday at Mott Gymnasium.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Utah State are 7-3
After playing UC Riverside are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Washington are 0-4
After playing Cal Poly are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Gauchos at Anteaters trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 5 games when playing at home against Santa Barbara
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games when playing Santa Barbara
UC Irvine is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
UC Irvine is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Santa Barbara

Next up:
Santa Barbara at Utah State, Saturday, February 18
UC Irvine home to Eastern Washington, Saturday, February 18

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