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Vegas 16 - Santa Barbara Gauchos Favored by -5 Point Spread Against the Northern Illinois Huskies on Monday

Mandalay Bay Event Center will host Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Northern Illinois Huskies action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Illinois Huskies betting line opened as 5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Santa Barbara Gauchos have watched them go 18-13 and 18-11 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northern Illinois Huskies are at 21-12 and 17-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Northern Illinois Huskies are 15-13, while the Santa Barbara Gauchos have a 15-13-1 mark.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Northern Illinois Huskies at No. 129 and the Santa Barbara Gauchos at No. 29 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Illinois's No. 146-ranked scoring average of 72.73 PPG, against a Santa Barbara Gauchos defense rated No. 58 and allowing 67.48 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies FG% has averaged 42.85% to date this season, less than the Santa Barbara Gauchos shooters have managed so far (44.42% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gauchos got a 22-point effort from Michael Bryson, who added 22 rebounds, but Hawaii still managed to defeat Santa Barbara 88-76 Friday at Honda Center.

The Huskies endured a 79-62 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from Marshawn Wilson at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Barbara is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Santa Barbara is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games