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Santa Barbara Gauchos battle vs California Golden Bears highlights college basketball odds menu

California Golden BearsSanta Barbara Gauchos
6-2December 06, 2013, 10:00 | Thunderdome3-3

Thunderdome will host Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. California Golden Bears action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Gauchos sit at 3-3 (3-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Bears are currently 6-2 (4-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Santa Barbara is 3-1 OU, and California is 2-5 OU.

View California Golden Bears vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Santa Barbara in this one found them as 0-point earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Gauchos - Golden Bears odds would favor the Gauchos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Santa Barbara is rated No. 65 in the current Odds Shark poll, while California is at No. 98.

Last time out for California, they were a 73-56 winner as they battled UC Irvine at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Golden Bears grabbed a 73-56 win over the Anteaters on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from David Kravish at Haas Pavilion.

Santa Barbara was an 89-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UCLA. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Barbara got 23 points from Alan Williams but lost anyway, 89-76, to UCLA on Tuesday at Pauley Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Santa Barbara's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 75.5 PPG, against a Golden Bears defense that ranks No. 67 at 66 PPG. The Gauchos field goal percentage has averaged 50.62% so far, more than the Golden Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.49% per game.

A few Golden Bears at Gauchos trends to consider:
California is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 6 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
California home to Nevada, Tuesday, December 10th
Santa Barbara at San Diego, Sunday, December 15th