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Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Western Illinois LeathernecksSanta Barbara Gauchos
5-6December 21, 2013, 07:30 | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum6-4

The Western Illinois Leathernecks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gauchos in Santa Barbara at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Gauchos bring a 6-4 record (5-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-6 Leathernecks, who are 1-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Santa Barbara go 5-3 so far and the Leathernecks go 1-3.

View Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gauchos at No. 53 and the Leathernecks at No. 267 heading into this contest.

Western Illinois was a 61-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Troy. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Troy suffered a 61-58 loss against Western Illinois on Friday, getting 14 points from Tevin Calhoun in a losing effort at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

In their last action, Santa Barbara was a 77-71 loser on the road against Utah State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Kyle Boswell went off for 27 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Utah State handed Santa Barbara a 77-71 defeat at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

A few Leathernecks at Gauchos trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Western Illinois at Texas El Paso, Saturday, December 28th
Santa Barbara at Seattle, Monday, December 30th