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Santa Barbara Gauchos visit Hawaii Warriors in college basketball clash

Santa Barbara GauchosHawaii Warriors
Feb 28, 12:00 AM | Stan Sheriff Center

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Hawaii Warriors Odds

8-18TEAM RECORD16-11

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Gauchos of Santa Barbara hit the hard court against the Warriors of Hawaii.

Supporters of the Gauchos have watched them go 8-18 and 10-14 ATS on the year, while the Warriors are at 16-11 and 14-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Warriors are 11-11, while the Gauchos have a 9-12 mark.

View Santa Barbara vs Hawaii Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warriors sit at No. 164 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gauchos sit at No. 243 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Warriors will win this game 72-65.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Hawaii's No. 22-rated squad against Santa Barbara's No. 180-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Hawaii rates No. 162 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 nationally with 8 per match.

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 223-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Hawaii, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Santa Barbara was a 51-50 loser at home against Sacramento State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Gauchos endured a 51-50 loss at the hands of the Hornets on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Taran Brown at Thunderdome.

Hawaii was an 84-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Hawaii cruised to victory on Saturday, running Northern Arizona out of the gym and running up an 84-50 score at Stan Sheriff Center.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing CS Northridge are 9-1
After a loss are 3-7

Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cal Poly are 1-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Gauchos at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Hawaii is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Hawaii is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Hawaii's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Santa Barbara at CS Northridge, Saturday, March 2
Hawaii home to Cal Poly, Saturday, March 2