Santa Barbara Gauchos vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Santa Barbara Gauchos travelling to San Diego State Thursday to take on the Aztecs.
The Aztecs are 6-1 so far on the season, and 3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Gauchos, meanwhile, are 3-4 and 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Diego State go 2-1 and the Gauchos go 2-1 on the totals.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Aztecs installed as 16-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Aztecs at No. 30 and the Gauchos at No. 106 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-59 result in favor of the Aztecs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego State's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 71 PPG, against a Gauchos defense that ranks No. 259 at 70.9 PPG. The Aztecs field goal percentage has averaged 41.3% so far, more than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.
Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.2 points per game. San Diego State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Santa Barbara was an 83-80 winner on the road against Santa Clara. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Gauchos got a 29-point performance from Alan Williams, who added 17 rebounds, as Santa Barbara ran past Santa Claran 83-80 on Saturday at Leavey Center.
In their last action, San Diego State was a 74-62 winner at home against Texas Southern. The Aztecs grabbed a 74-62 win over the Tigers on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jamaal Franklin at Viejas Arena.
Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
After playing Santa Clara are 3-3
After a win are 7-3
San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Gauchos at Aztecs trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego State
Santa Barbara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego State
Santa Barbara is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
San Diego State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Santa Barbara
San Diego State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Santa Barbara
San Diego State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
Santa Barbara home to San Diego Christian, Saturday, December 15
San Diego State home to San Diego, Saturday, December 15