UC Davis Aggies vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds
The UC Davis Aggies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gauchos in Santa Barbara at Thunderdome on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Gauchos sit at 7-14 (9-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Aggies are currently 8-12 (9-9-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Santa Barbara is 9-7 OU, and UC Davis is 8-9 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the Gauchos in this one found them listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Aggies was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gauchos, most recently No. 246 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Aggies, who rate No. 271 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-67 victory for the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 200 nationally ranked offense (66.6 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 324 at 74.6 PPG. The Gauchos have been averaging 42.8% from the field, less than the Aggies have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UC Davis owns the country's No. 286-rated mark, allowing 74.8 points per game on the highway. Santa Barbara, on the other hand, rates No. 189 in scoring at home.
UC Davis lost its last outing, a 77-64 result against Pacific on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. The Aggies endured a 77-64 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Josh Ritchart at Spanos Center.
Santa Barbara was a 62-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UC Irvine. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Alan Williams scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Gauchos to a win (they lost 62-60 to UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Saturday).
UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-6
Before playing Cal Poly are 3-7
After playing Pacific are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pacific are 7-3
After playing UC Irvine are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Aggies at Gauchos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Davis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
UC Davis is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
UC Davis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Davis
Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UC Davis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games at home
Santa Barbara is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
UC Davis at Cal Poly, Saturday, February 9
Santa Barbara home to Pacific, Saturday, February 9