NCAA hoops odds preview - Santa Barbara vs. Boise State
Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Boise State Broncos Odds
Santa Barbara pays a visit to Boise State on Saturday, hoping to send the Broncos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Taco Bell Arena.
Supporters of the Gauchos have watched them go 2-2 and 1-2 ATS on the year, while the Broncos are at 3-1 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncos are 1-0, while the Gauchos have a 1-0 mark.
Bettors looking to side with Boise State in this one found them as 10-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Gauchos odds would favor the Gauchos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boise State is rated No. 226 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Barbara is at No. 37. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-69 win for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boise State's No. 78 nationally ranked offense (75.5 points per game) against a Gauchos defense that sits as the No. 230 at 69 PPG. The Broncos have been averaging 44.3% from the field, more than the Gauchos have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Barbara owns the country's No. 335-rated mark, allowing 88.5 points per game on the highway. Boise State, on the other hand, rates No. 118 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Santa Barbara, they were a 57-39 winner as they battled San Diego at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Gauchos grabbed a 57-39 win over the Toreros on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Taran Brown at Thunderdome.
Last time out for Boise State, they were a 74-70 loser as they battled Michigan State on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Boise State got 24 points from Derrick Marks but lost anyway, 74-70, to Michigan State on Tuesday at Breslin Center.
Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 4-3
After a win are 7-3
Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9
A few Gauchos at Broncos trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boise State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boise State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Santa Barbara
Boise State is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
Santa Barbara home to Wyoming, Wednesday, November 28
Boise State at Creighton, Wednesday, November 28