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Big West Tournament - Pacific Tigers vs Santa Barbara Gauchos in college hoops odds

Santa Barbara GauchosPacific Tigers
March 14, 3:00 PM | Honda Center

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Pacific Tigers Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD19-12

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Honda Center Thursday as host Pacific looks to handle the Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA hoops action.

It's a game in the Big West Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Honda Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Pacific battles the Gauchos, currently sitting with a 11-19 mark (13-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-13 for the Tigers and 10-15 for the Gauchos.

View Santa Barbara vs Pacific Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 141 and the Gauchos at No. 203 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-63 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gauchos rank No. 169 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Pacific’s No. 278 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pacific is college basketball's No. 138-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Gauchos rate No. 36 with 7.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Barbara owns the country's No. 227-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. Pacific, on the other hand, rates No. 114 in scoring at home.

Santa Barbara won its last outing, a 56-46 result against UC Riverside on March 9. They earned a push in that game as a 10-point favorite. Santa Barbara earned a 56-46 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 19 points from Alan Williams at Thunderdome.

In their last action, Pacific was a 71-51 winner at home against Long Beach State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Pacific cruised to victory on Saturday, running Long Beach State out of the gym and running up a 71-51 score at Spanos Center.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing UC Riverside are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Long Beach State are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Gauchos at Tigers trends to consider:
Pacific is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pacific's last 15 games when playing Santa Barbara
Pacific is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Santa Barbara
Pacific is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Santa Barbara