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Santa Barbara Gauchos visit Long Beach State 49ers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Santa Barbara GauchosLong Beach State 49ers
15-6February 13, 2014, 10:00 | The Walter Pyramid10-13



The Long Beach State 49ers will hit the floor running against the visiting Santa Barbara Gauchos Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The 49ers are 10-13 so far on the season, and 12-9 ATS vs. the number. The Gauchos, meanwhile, are 15-6 and 9-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Long Beach State go 9-11-1 and the Gauchos go 11-6 on the totals.

View Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gauchos were listed as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game puts the 49ers, most recently No. 56 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gauchos, who rate No. 52 in the latest survey.

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Santa Barbara won its last outing, a 75-64 result against Hawaii on February 6. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Alan Williams scored 20 points and helped out with 17 rebounds for Santa Barbara on Thursday, leading the Gauchos to a 75-64 victory over Hawaii at Stan Sheriff Center.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were an 88-76 winner as they battled UC Riverside on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The 49ers grabbed an 88-76 win over the Highlanders on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Tyler Lamb at Student Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Beach State's No. 192-ranked scoring average of 68.7 PPG, against a Gauchos defense rated No. 45 and allowing 65.29 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 41.71% to date this season, less than the Gauchos shooters have managed so far (47.68% per game).

A few Gauchos at 49ers trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Long Beach State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Long Beach State is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Santa Barbara


Next up:
Santa Barbara home to CS Northridge, Saturday, February 15th
Long Beach State at Cal Poly, Saturday, February 15th

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