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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Santa Barbara Gauchos Underdogs vs Akron Zips

The Santa Barbara Gauchos will be trying to slam the Akron Zips on Monday when the teams tip off at Thunderdome in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Santa Barbara Gauchos as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Akron Zips vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Santa Barbara Gauchos battles the Akron Zips, currently sitting with a 7-2 mark (3-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 2-5 for the Santa Barbara Gauchos and 1-4 for the Akron Zips.

The Gauchos - Zips odds would favor the Zips if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Santa Barbara is rated No. 201 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Akron is at No. 85.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Santa Barbara's No. 238-ranked offense, averaging 65.12 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 23 at 62 PPG. The Gauchos field goal percentage has averaged 41.19% so far, less than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.09% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips blew out Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 81-60 win at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Gauchos endured a 75-68 loss at the hands of the Catamounts on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Michael Bryson at Roy L Patrick Gymnasium.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Akron is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Akron is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron's last 7 games on the road
  • Santa Barbara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Santa Barbara is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Santa Barbara is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Iona, Wednesday, December 23rd
Santa Barbara at Iona, Tuesday, December 22nd