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Santa Barbara Gauchos Home to Cal Poly Mustangs in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Santa Barbara Gauchos hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Cal Poly Mustangs pay a visit to Thunderdome on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Santa Barbara Gauchos as -8.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Cal Poly Mustangs vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Santa Barbara Gauchos bring a 16-12 record (16-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-18 Mustangs, who are 8-17 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Santa Barbara go 13-12-1 so far and the Cal Poly Mustangs go 14-11.

The Santa Barbara Gauchos sit at No. 21 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cal Poly Mustangs sit at No. 113 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 184 nationally ranked offense (70.86 points per game) against a Cal Poly Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 205 at 75.07 PPG. The Santa Barbara Gauchos have been averaging 44.13% from the field, more than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (42.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mustangs got a 25-point effort from Dave Nwaba, who added 25 rebounds, but UC Irvine still managed to defeat Cal Poly 72-62 Thursday at Bren Events Center.

The battle between the Gauchos and Highlanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Riverside was handed a 81-55 defeat on Thursday at Thunderdome.

Betting Trends
  • Cal Poly is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cal Poly is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cal Poly's last 7 games
  • Cal Poly is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Santa Barbara is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games at home