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Long Beach State favored by 8 against Santa Barbara on Wednesday

Santa Barbara GauchosLong Beach State 49ers
Feb 22, 11:00 PM | The Walter Pyramid

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

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The Walter Pyramid will host 49ers vs. Gauchos action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Gauchos will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 49ers are 13-11 ATS. Santa Barbara is 12-9 against the total, while Long Beach State is 13-10-1 versus the number.

View Santa Barbara vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the 49ers in this one, they're listed as 8-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 51-rated Santa Barbara taking on the No. 29-rated 49ers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-76 win for the 49ers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gauchos is ranked No. 31 in NCAA hoops at 38.2 per game. Contrast that with Long Beach State’s No. 155 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Long Beach State is the No. 144-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Santa Barbara rates No. 103 at 6.9 per game.

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 114 nationally in scoring at home.

Santa Barbara won its last outing, a 72-64 result against Utah State on February 18. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. James Nunnally scored 24 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Santa Barbara on Saturday, leading the Gauchos to a 72-64 victory over Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Long Beach State was an 81-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Creighton. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Long Beach State got 21 points from Casper Ware but lost anyway, 81-79, to Creighton on Saturday at Qwest Center.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Cal Poly are 4-6
After playing Utah State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing UC Riverside are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Gauchos at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Santa Barbara's last 7 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Santa Barbara is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing Santa Barbara
Long Beach State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Long Beach State's last 11 games

Next up:
Santa Barbara home to Cal Poly, Saturday, February 25
Long Beach State home to UC Riverside, Saturday, February 25

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