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Santa Barbara San Diego State Betting Preview

San Diego State AztecsSanta Barbara Gauchos
Nov 26, 10:00 PM | Thunderdome

San Diego State Aztecs vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds


Santa Barbara will look to improve on its 4-0 record on Saturday when they host San Diego State in NCAAB odds action at Thunderdome.

The Gauchos are 4-0 so far on the season, and 2-0 ATS vs. the number. The Aztecs, meanwhile, are 6-1 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Santa Barbara go 2-0 and the Aztecs go 4-3 on the totals.

View San Diego State vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Santa Barbara in this one will find them as 3-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked Gauchos and the No. 203-rated Aztecs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 92-77 win for the Gauchos on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 32 nationally ranked offense (82 points per game) against a Aztecs defense that sits as the No. 90 at 62.1 PPG. The Gauchos have been averaging 49.8% from the field, more than the Aztecs have managed so far this season (45% on average).

Defensively, San Diego State features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

San Diego State was a 61-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Chase Tapley scored 17 points leading the Aztecs to a 61-57 victory over Arizona at McKale Center on Wednesday.

Santa Barbara won its last outing, an 83-69 result against Portland on November 22. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. Portland was victimized for 26 points and 12 rebounds by Orlando Johnson as the Gauchos bested the Pilots 83-69 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 3-3
After a win are 8-2

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UNLV are 4-1
After playing Portland are 2-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Aztecs at Gauchos trends to consider:
San Diego State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Barbara is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games when playing San Diego State
Santa Barbara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Diego State

Next up:
San Diego State home to Creighton, Wednesday, November 30
Santa Barbara home to UNLV, Wednesday, November 30