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UC Irvine Anteaters Host the Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA College Basketball Action

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Gauchos of Santa Barbara hit the hard court against the Anteaters of UC Irvine.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Santa Barbara Gauchos opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Irvine Anteaters Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 17-5 and 10-9-1 ATS UC Irvine Anteaters will face the 8-11 Santa Barbara Gauchos, who own a 9-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the UC Irvine Anteaters are 8-12 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Santa Barbara Gauchos are 8-9.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 77 (UC Irvine) and the No. 173 (Santa Barbara) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UC Irvine's No. 209 nationally ranked offense (68.68 points per game) against a Santa Barbara Gauchos defense that sits as the No. 129 at 70.16 PPG. The UC Irvine Anteaters have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Gauchos have managed so far this season (43.63% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Bryson scored 25 points in a futile effort to lead the Gauchos to a win (they lost 80-70 to Long Beach State at The Walter Pyramid on Thursday).

The Anteaters got 14 points from Luke Nelson as UC Irvine ran past CS Northridge 73-63 on Wednesday at The Matadome.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Barbara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Santa Barbara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Santa Barbara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
  • Santa Barbara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
  • UC Irvine is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UC Irvine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 5 games
  • UC Irvine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Barbara home to Hawaii, Thursday, February 4th
UC Irvine at Cal Poly, Wednesday, February 3rd

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