Santa Barbara Gauchos host Hawaii Warriors in college basketball action
Hawaii Warriors vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds
Santa Barbara will look to improve on its 7-11 record on Saturday when they host Hawaii in NCAA basketball odds action at Thunderdome.
Santa Barbara battles the Warriors, currently sitting with a 10-9 mark (8-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-5 for the Gauchos and 6-8 for the Warriors.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Santa Barbara sat as 2-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gauchos - Warriors odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Santa Barbara is rated No. 240 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Hawaii is at No. 141. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-66 win for the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Barbara's No. 193-rated squad against Hawaii's No. 21-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Barbara rates No. 13 in the country with 8.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 143 nationally with 6.4 per match.
Defensively, Hawaii features the nation's No. 311-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.2 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 207 nationally in scoring at home.
Hawaii lost its last outing, an 88-59 result against Cal Poly on January 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Hawaii was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Cal Poly and falling by an 88-59 score at Mott Gymnasium.
In their last action, Santa Barbara was a 75-69 loser at home against CS Northridge. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Gauchos endured a 75-69 loss at the hands of the Matadors on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Taran Brown at Thunderdome.
Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing UC Riverside are 2-1
After playing Cal Poly are 1-2
After a loss are 6-4
Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Long Beach State are 9-1
After playing CS Northridge are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Warriors at Gauchos trends to consider:
Hawaii is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 7 games
Santa Barbara is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Santa Barbara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Hawaii at UC Riverside, Thursday, January 31
Santa Barbara at Long Beach State, Wednesday, January 30