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Gauchos vs Aggies College Hoops Game Preview

Santa Barbara GauchosUC Davis Aggies
Jan 26, 10:00 PM | UC Davis Pavilion

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Davis Aggies Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UC Davis and Santa Barbara on Thursday, with the host Aggies trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Aggies sport records of 1-17 and 4-12-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gauchos have 9-7 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-11-1 for the Aggies and 7-7 for the Gauchos.

View Santa Barbara vs UC Davis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Gauchos listed as 13-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies sit at No. 342 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gauchos sit at No. 57 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gauchos will win this game 73-56.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UC Davis's No. 301-ranked scoring average of 61.8 PPG, against a Gauchos defense rated No. 216 and allowing 68.7 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 41.1% to date this season, less than the Gauchos shooters have managed so far (45.1% per game).

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 251-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. UC Davis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Santa Barbara was a 71-48 loser in their most recent outing at home against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Santa Barbara was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Long Beach State and falling by a 71-48 score at Thunderdome.

UC Davis was a 64-48 loser in its last match on the road against Pacific. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. UC Davis suffered a 64-48 loss against Pacific on Saturday, getting 12 points from Eddie Miller in a losing effort at Spanos Center.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pacific are 7-3
After playing Long Beach State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-2
Before playing Cal Poly are 2-8
After playing Pacific are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10

A few Gauchos at Aggies trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Davis
Santa Barbara is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Davis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Davis's last 5 games when playing Santa Barbara
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Davis's last 7 games
UC Davis is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games

Next up:
Santa Barbara at Pacific, Saturday, January 28
UC Davis home to Cal Poly, Saturday, January 28