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Santa Barbara Gauchos host Pacific Tigers in college basketball action

Pacific TigersSanta Barbara Gauchos
Feb 9, 10:00 PM | Thunderdome

Pacific Tigers vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds

13-9TEAM RECORD7-15

The Santa Barbara Gauchos host Pacific on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-15 mark against the 13-9 Tigers in college hoops action at Thunderdome.

The Gauchos currently sports a 7-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-11 ATS. The Tigers are 13-9 and 10-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gauchos produce a 9-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 10-8 against the number.

View Pacific vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 246 (Gauchos) and the No. 168 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-63 result in favor of the Tigers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 210 nationally ranked offense (66.1 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 131 at 64.4 PPG. The Gauchos have been averaging 42.4% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (46.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pacific owns the country's No. 147-rated mark, allowing 68.7 points per game on the highway. Santa Barbara, on the other hand, rates No. 217 in scoring at home.

Pacific was a 67-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers got 19 points from Travis Fulton, but it was Cal Poly that prevailed in a 67-62 final on Thursday at Mott Gymnasium.

Santa Barbara lost its last outing, a 64-56 result against UC Davis on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Alan Williams scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Gauchos to a win (they lost 64-56 to UC Davis at Thunderdome on Thursday).

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing CS Northridge are 5-5
After playing Cal Poly are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cal Poly are 5-5
After playing UC Davis are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Gauchos trends to consider:
Pacific is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pacific is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
Pacific is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pacific
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pacific
Santa Barbara is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Pacific home to CS Northridge, Thursday, February 14
Santa Barbara at Cal Poly, Saturday, February 16