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Big West Conference Tournament - Santa Barbara Gauchos Home to UC Davis Aggies in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Santa Barbara Gauchos will hit the floor running against the away UC Davis Aggies Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Santa Barbara sat as -9-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

UC Davis Aggies vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Davis Aggies will look to cover the spread vs the Santa Barbara Gauchos on Thursday, as the Aggies are 13-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gauchos are 17-10 ATS. UC Davis is 8-18 against the total, while Santa Barbara is 13-13-1 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 20 (Santa Barbara) and the No. 219 (UC Davis) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Santa Barbara's No. 181-ranked scoring average of 70.79 PPG, against a UC Davis Aggies defense rated No. 27 and allowing 65.28 PPG. The Santa Barbara Gauchos FG% has averaged 44.12% to date this season, more than the UC Davis Aggies shooters have managed so far (43.37% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Neal Monson scored 21 points and helped out with 21 rebounds for UC Davis on Saturday, leading the Aggies to a 87-83 victory over CS Northridge at The Matadome.

The Gauchos got 14 points from Gabe Vincent as Santa Barbara ran past Cal Poly 69-50 on Saturday at Thunderdome.

Betting Trends
  • UC Davis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UC Davis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Davis's last 6 games
  • UC Davis is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Barbara's last 6 games
  • Santa Barbara is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing UC Davis