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Long Beach State 49ers Host the Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Long Beach State 49ers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Santa Barbara Gauchos at The Walter Pyramid on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Santa Barbara Gauchos were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Long Beach State 49ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Long Beach State 49ers sit at 9-12 (12-7-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Santa Barbara Gauchos are currently 8-10 (9-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Long Beach State is 14-6 OU, and Santa Barbara is 7-9 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 180-rated Long Beach State 49ers and the No. 189-ranked Santa Barbara Gauchos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Long Beach State's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 74.81 PPG, against a Gauchos defense that ranks No. 121 at 69.61 PPG. The 49ers field goal percentage has averaged 44.08% so far, more than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.61% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Santa Barbara earned a 74-61 victory over CS Northridge on Saturday, getting 19 points from Michael Bryson at Thunderdome.

Gabe Levin scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the 49ers to a win (they lost 74-72 to UC Riverside at Student Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Santa Barbara is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Santa Barbara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Long Beach State
  • Santa Barbara is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Long Beach State
  • Long Beach State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Long Beach State's last 9 games
  • Long Beach State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Long Beach State is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Santa Barbara

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Barbara at UC Irvine, Saturday, January 30th
Long Beach State at Hawaii, Sunday, January 31st