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Long Beach State 49ers vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Preview

Santa Barbara GauchosLong Beach State 49ers
Jan 30, 12:00 AM | The Walter Pyramid

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

7-12TEAM RECORD11-8

The Walter Pyramid will host Long Beach State 49ers vs. Santa Barbara Gauchos action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The 49ers are 11-8 so far on the season, and 7-10 ATS vs. the number. The Gauchos, meanwhile, are 7-12 and 7-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Long Beach State go 7-7 and the Gauchos go 9-5 on the totals.

View Santa Barbara vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 188-rated 49ers and the No. 263-ranked Gauchos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-66 result in favor of the 49ers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Long Beach State's No. 105 nationally ranked offense (70.5 points per game) against a Gauchos defense that sits as the No. 301 at 72.2 PPG. The 49ers have been averaging 43.7% from the field, more than the Gauchos have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 300-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 138 nationally in scoring at home.

Santa Barbara was a 78-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Taran Brown scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Gauchos to a win (they lost 78-73 to Hawaii at Thunderdome on Saturday).

Long Beach State was an 81-59 winner in its last match at home against UC Irvine. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the 49ers and Anteaters didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Irvine was handed an 81-59 defeat on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing UC Irvine are 3-7
After playing Hawaii are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cal Poly are 9-1
After playing UC Irvine are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Gauchos at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Santa Barbara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Santa Barbara is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Long Beach State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Santa Barbara
Long Beach State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Santa Barbara

Next up:
Santa Barbara at UC Irvine, Saturday, February 2
Long Beach State home to Cal Poly, Saturday, February 2