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Gauchos vs Vandals College Hoops Game Preview

Santa Barbara GauchosIdaho Vandals
March 14, 9:00 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Idaho Vandals Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD18-13

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Idaho Vandals try to run the Gauchos off the court at Cowan Spectrum in college hoops action.

Idaho will face the 20-10 Gauchos, who own a 15-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vandals are 14-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gauchos are 14-14 favoring the OVER.

View Santa Barbara vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Idaho in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 37-rated Santa Barbara taking on the No. 140-rated Vandals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-71 win for the Gauchos on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gauchos rank No. 33 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.8 per game. That compares with Idaho’s No. 171 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Idaho is college basketball's No. 129-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Gauchos rate No. 76 with 7.3 per game.

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 213 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Santa Barbara, they were a 77-64 loser as they battled Long Beach State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Santa Barbara suffered a 77-64 loss against Long Beach State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Orlando Johnson in a losing effort at Honda Center.

In their last action, Idaho was a 72-70 loser at home against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Idaho got 19 points from Kyle Barone but lost anyway, 72-70, to Hawaii on Thursday at Orleans Arena.

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

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Hawaii are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Gauchos at Vandals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Santa Barbara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Idaho is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Santa Barbara
Idaho is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Idaho is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games