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Santa Barbara Gauchos visit Hawaii Warriors in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Santa Barbara Gauchos Hawaii Warriors
14-6 February 07, 2014, 12:00 | Stan Sheriff Center 14-6



The Hawaii Warriors will be trying to slam the Santa Barbara Gauchos on Friday when the teams tip off at Stan Sheriff Center in college betting action.

Supporters of the Gauchos have watched them go 14-6 and 8-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Warriors are at 14-6 and 11-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Warriors are 9-5, while the Gauchos have a 11-5 mark.

View Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Hawaii Warriors Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 55-ranked Warriors and the No. 82-rated Gauchos in this matchup.

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Last time out for Santa Barbara, they were an 82-67 winner as they battled UC Davis at home. They earned a push in the match as a 15-point favorite. The Gauchos got a 27-point performance from Alan Williams, who added 20 rebounds, as Santa Barbara ran past UC Davis 82-67 on Saturday at Thunderdome.

Hawaii was a 77-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against CS Northridge. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Hawaii earned a 77-63 victory over CS Northridge on Saturday, getting 20 points from Isaac Fotu at Stan Sheriff Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Hawaii's No. 12-ranked scoring average of 82.43 PPG, against a Gauchos defense rated No. 47 and allowing 65.35 PPG. The Warriors FG% has averaged 47.93% to date this season, more than the Gauchos shooters have managed so far (47.88% per game).

Next up:
Santa Barbara at Long Beach State, Thursday, February 13th
Hawaii at Cal Poly, Sunday, February 9th