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NCAAB Game Preview - Pilots underdogs vs Gauchos at Santa Barbara

Portland PilotsSanta Barbara Gauchos
Nov 22, 10:00 PM | Thunderdome

Portland Pilots vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Santa Barbara and Portland on Tuesday, with the host Gauchos trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Gauchos sport records of 3-0 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Pilots have 2-2 and 2-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-0 for the Gauchos and 2-2 for the Pilots.

View Portland vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Gauchos as 12-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gauchos at No. 23 and the Pilots at No. 278 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 97-63 result in favor of the Gauchos.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Santa Barbara's No. 40-ranked offense, averaging 81.7 PPG, against a Pilots defense that ranks No. 302 at 75.5 PPG. The Gauchos field goal percentage has averaged 50.6% so far, more than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.3% per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 93 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 91 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland, they were an 83-73 loser as they battled Washington State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Portland suffered an 83-73 loss against Washington State on Sunday, getting 14 points from Kevin Bailey in a losing effort at Chiles Center.

Last time out for Santa Barbara, they were an 82-61 winner as they battled Westmont at home. The battle between the Gauchos and Warriors didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Westmont was handed an 82-61 defeat on Friday at Thunderdome.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kentucky are 1-0
After playing Washington State are 3-3
After a loss are 6-4

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing San Diego State are 5-4
After playing Westmont are 4-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Pilots at Gauchos trends to consider:
Portland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Santa Barbara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Kentucky, Saturday, November 26
Santa Barbara home to San Diego State, Saturday, November 26