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Tigers vs Gauchos College Hoops Game Preview

Pacific TigersSanta Barbara Gauchos
March 1, 10:00 PM | Thunderdome

Pacific Tigers vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds

11-16TEAM RECORD16-9

The Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Pacific Tigers at Thunderdome on Thursday in NCAAB play.

Santa Barbara will face the 11-16 Tigers, who own a 15-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gauchos are 12-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 11-11-1 favoring the OVER.

View Pacific vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Gauchos in this one, they're listed as 12.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 51-rated Gauchos and the No. 265-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-65 result in favor of the Gauchos.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Santa Barbara has the nation's No. 71-rated offensive output, at 72.5 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 178 allowing on average 66.9 PPG. The Gauchos FG% has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pacific owns the country's No. 242-rated mark, allowing 72.8 points per game on the highway. Santa Barbara, on the other hand, rates No. 107 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pacific was a 69-68 loser at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Pacific got 17 points from Ross Rivera but lost anyway, 69-68, to CS Fullerton on Thursday at Spanos Center.

Santa Barbara won its last outing, a 68-60 result against Cal Poly on February 25. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. James Nunnally scored 20 points leading the Gauchos to a 68-60 victory over Cal Poly at Thunderdome on Saturday.

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cal Poly are 7-3
After playing CS Fullerton are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing UC Davis are 6-4
After playing Cal Poly are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Gauchos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pacific's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pacific's last 6 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
Pacific is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games at home
Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Santa Barbara's last 11 games when playing Pacific

Next up:
Pacific at Cal Poly, Saturday, March 3
Santa Barbara home to UC Davis, Saturday, March 3