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Iona Gaels Face the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos will be trying to slam the Iona Gaels on Wednesday when the teams tip off at South Point Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Iona Gaels before tip-off in this one found them as -10.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Iona Gaels vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos sit at 1-7 (0-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Iona Gaels are currently 7-3 (5-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UC-Santa Barbara is 3-2 OU, and Iona is 3-4-1 OU.

The Gauchos - Gaels odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UC-Santa Barbara is rated No. 286 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iona is at No. 113.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UC-Santa Barbara's No. 251-ranked offense, averaging 65.88 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 182 at 73.7 PPG. The Gauchos field goal percentage has averaged 38.49% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.19% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jordan Washington scored 30 points leading the Gaels to a 79-75 victory over Ohio at Hynes Athletics Center on Saturday.

The Gauchos got 23 points from Gabe Vincent, but it was San Diego that prevailed in a 77-68 final on Sunday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Iona home to Towson, Thursday, December 22nd
UC-Santa Barbara at Nevada, Thursday, December 22nd