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Long Beach State 49ers vs Santa Barbara Gauchos in college hoops odds

Santa Barbara GauchosLong Beach State 49ers
March 12, 8:00 PM | Honda Center

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

17-13TEAM RECORD22-10

The 49ers will try to cover the spread at Honda Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Santa Barbara Gauchos in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big West Tournament. The game is being played at Honda Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Gauchos have watched them go 17-13 and 9-11-1 ATS on the year, while the 49ers are at 22-10 and 14-9 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 7-14-1, while the Gauchos have a 11-10 mark.

View Santa Barbara vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 49ers - Gauchos odds would favor the 49ers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Long Beach State is rated No. 73 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Barbara is at No. 203. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-72 win for the 49ers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Long Beach State's No. 58-ranked offense, averaging 73.7 PPG, against a Gauchos defense that ranks No. 107 at 65.8 PPG. The 49ers field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Santa Barbara was an 83-63 winner on the road against CS Northridge. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Santa Barbara cruised to victory on Friday, running CS Northridge out of the gym and running up an 83-63 score at Honda Center.

Long Beach State won its last outing, a 74-63 result against UC Riverside on March 11. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-3
After playing CS Northridge are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

A few Gauchos at 49ers trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing Santa Barbara