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Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Bruins College Hoops Game Preview

Santa Barbara GauchosUCLA Bruins
3-2December 03, 2013, 11:00 | Pauley Pavilion7-0

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Santa Barbara when they take on the UCLA Bruins on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

UCLA battles the Gauchos, currently sitting with a 3-2 mark (3-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the Bruins and 2-1 for the Gauchos.

View Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Santa Barbara before tip-off in this one found them as 12.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 17 and the Gauchos sitting at No. 65.

In their last action, Santa Barbara was an 83-64 winner at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Santa Barbara got 39 points from Alan Williams en route to an 83-64 victory over South Dakota State on Friday at Thunderdome.

UCLA was a 95-79 winner in its last match on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. JerShon Cobb scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 95-79 to UCLA at Orleans Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gauchos rank No. 216 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 83 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 85-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Gauchos rate No. 65 with 7.4 per game.

A few Gauchos at Bruins trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Santa Barbara is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Santa Barbara home to California, Friday, December 6th
UCLA at Missouri, Saturday, December 7th