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Santa Barbara Gauchos Visit UC Davis Aggies in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the UC Davis Aggies try to run the Santa Barbara Gauchos off the court at UC Davis Pavilion in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the UC Davis Aggies in this one found them listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Gauchos was expected to move the line.

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Davis Aggies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Davis Aggies bring a 10-12 record (8-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-12 Gauchos, who are 11-9 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed UC Davis go 6-13 so far and the Santa Barbara Gauchos go 11-9.

The UC Davis Aggies sit at No. 251 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Santa Barbara Gauchos sit at No. 115 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UC Davis's No. 243-ranked scoring average of 64.45 PPG, against a Santa Barbara Gauchos defense rated No. 116 and allowing 69.86 PPG. The UC Davis Aggies FG% has averaged 43.85% to date this season, more than the Santa Barbara Gauchos shooters have managed so far (43.78% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Bryson scored 25 points leading the Gauchos to a 81-68 victory over CS Fullerton at Thunderdome on Saturday.

The Aggies got 16 points from Josh Fox as UC Davis ran past UC Riverside 50-49 on Saturday at Student Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games
  • Santa Barbara is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Santa Barbara is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing UC Davis
  • Santa Barbara is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing UC Davis
  • UC Davis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UC Davis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UC Davis's last 8 games
  • UC Davis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, Thursday, February 18th
UC Davis at Long Beach State, Saturday, February 13th