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Santa Barbara Gauchos host Long Beach State 49ers in college basketball action

Long Beach State 49ersSanta Barbara Gauchos
Jan 21, 11:00 PM | Thunderdome

Long Beach State 49ers vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds


Long Beach State pays a visit to Santa Barbara on Saturday, hoping to send the Gauchos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Thunderdome.

The Gauchos currently sports a 9-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7 ATS. The 49ers are 13-6 and 9-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gauchos produce a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the 49ers have gone 9-7-1 against the number.

View Long Beach State vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Santa Barbara opened as 1-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 45 (Gauchos) and the No. 44 (49ers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-76 result in favor of the 49ers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 67 nationally ranked offense (73.9 points per game) against a 49ers defense that sits as the No. 135 at 65.6 PPG. The Gauchos have been averaging 45.7% from the field, less than the 49ers have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Beach State owns the country's No. 174-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Santa Barbara, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.

Long Beach State was a 78-69 winner in its last match on the road against Cal Poly. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Casper Ware went off for 30 points and added 3 rebounds for good measure, leading Long Beach State to a 78-69 win over Cal Poly on Thursday at Mott Gymnasium.

Santa Barbara was a 69-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against CS Northridge. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Orlando Johnson scored 21 points leading the Gauchos to a 69-61 victory over CS Northridge at Thunderdome on Thursday.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing UC Riverside are 7-3
After playing Cal Poly are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UC Davis are 7-3
After playing CS Northridge are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few 49ers at Gauchos trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Long Beach State's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games when playing Long Beach State
Santa Barbara is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Long Beach State
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games

Next up:
Long Beach State at UC Riverside, Thursday, January 26
Santa Barbara at UC Davis, Thursday, January 26