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Santa Barbara GauchosUC Davis Aggies
Jan 12, 10:00 PM | UC Davis Pavilion

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Davis Aggies Odds

5-10TEAM RECORD5-9

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on UC Davis Pavilion Saturday as host UC Davis looks to handle the Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA hoops action.

The Aggies currently sports a 5-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-6-1 ATS. The Gauchos are 5-10 and 6-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Aggies produce a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Gauchos have gone 7-3 against the number.

View Santa Barbara vs UC Davis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UC Davis Aggies as 3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies sit at No. 236 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gauchos sit at No. 211 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Aggies will win this game 69-65.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gauchos rank No. 220 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with UC Davis’s No. 190 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UC Davis is college basketball's No. 61-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Gauchos rate No. 11 with 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.1 points per game. UC Davis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Santa Barbara was an 80-62 loser on the road against Pacific. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Santa Barbara got 22 points and 12 rebounds from Alan Williams in a losing cause in their 80-62 loss to Pacific on Thursday.

UC Davis won its last outing, a 69-67 result against Cal Poly on January 10. They earned a push in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Aggies got 20 points from J.T. Adenrele as UC Davis ran past Cal Poly 69-67 on Thursday at UC Davis Pavilion.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cal Poly are 4-6
After playing Pacific are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing CS Northridge are 5-5
After playing Cal Poly are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

A few Gauchos at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games when playing on the road against UC Davis
Santa Barbara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against UC Davis
Santa Barbara is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Davis's last 5 games when playing at home against Santa Barbara
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Davis's last 6 games when playing Santa Barbara
UC Davis is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
UC Davis is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Santa Barbara home to Cal Poly, Saturday, January 19
UC Davis at CS Northridge, Thursday, January 17