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Pacific Tigers take on Gauchos in college basketball test

Pacific TigersSanta Barbara Gauchos
March 8, 3:00 PM | Honda Center

Pacific Tigers vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds

11-18TEAM RECORD18-9

The Gauchos will be trying to slam the Pacific Tigers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Honda Center in college betting action.

The Big West Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Honda Center.

The Gauchos bring a 18-9 record (13-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-18 Tigers, who are 15-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Santa Barbara go 13-12 so far and the Tigers go 12-12-1.

View Pacific vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Gauchos installed as 10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 51-rated Gauchos and the No. 265-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-64 result in favor of the Gauchos.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Santa Barbara's No. 56-ranked scoring average of 73.3 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 189 and allowing 67.2 PPG. The Gauchos FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (40.6% per game).

Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 78 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pacific was a 67-38 loser on the road against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Pacific was run off the court by the Mustangs on Saturday as Cal Poly routed them 67-38 at Mott Gymnasium.

Last time out for Santa Barbara, they were a 90-43 winner as they battled UC Davis at home. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. Santa Barbara cruised to victory on Saturday, running UC Davis out of the gym and running up a 90-43 score at Thunderdome.

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Cal Poly are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing UC Davis are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Gauchos trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Santa Barbara is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pacific
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Santa Barbara's last 12 games when playing Pacific