San Diego Toreros vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting San Diego Toreros travelling to Santa Barbara Wednesday to take on the Gauchos.
The Gauchos are 1-2 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Toreros, meanwhile, are 3-2 and 1-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Santa Barbara go 1-0 and the Toreros go 0-0 on the totals.
Bettors looking to go with the Gauchos in this one found them listed as 5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Toreros was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gauchos - Toreros odds would favor the Gauchos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Santa Barbara is rated No. 37 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Diego is at No. 291. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-64 win for the Toreros.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Santa Barbara has the nation's No. 139-rated offensive output, at 71.7 PPG. The visiting Toreros defense ranks No. 127 allowing on average 63.2 PPG. The Gauchos FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Toreros marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.
Defensively, San Diego features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 105 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, San Diego was a 77-60 winner at home against Siena. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Toreros got a terrific 27-point effort from Johnny Dee as San Diego defeated Siena 77-60 on Sunday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Santa Barbara was an 80-60 winner in its last match at home against Master's College. The battle between the Gauchos and Mustangs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Master's College was handed an 80-60 defeat on Saturday at Thunderdome.
San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Montana are 1-0
After a win are 2-8
Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boise State are 5-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Toreros at Gauchos trends to consider:
San Diego is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Barbara is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Santa Barbara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Santa Barbara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Diego at Montana, Saturday, November 24
Santa Barbara at Boise State, Saturday, November 24