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UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Home to UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA Basketball Betting

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos will try to cover the point spread at Thunderdome on Thursday when they get a visit from the UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, UC-Santa Barbara sat as 4.5-point underdogs 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 Irvine Anteaters vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos sit at 2-11 (1-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UC Irvine Anteaters are currently 9-9 (10-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UC-Santa Barbara is 3-5-1 OU, and UC Irvine is 8-7 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos at No. 314 and the UC Irvine Anteaters at No. 181 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UC-Santa Barbara's No. 254 nationally ranked offense (64.23 points per game) against a UC Irvine Anteaters defense that sits as the No. 61 at 66.17 PPG. The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos have been averaging 36.7% from the field, less than the Anteaters have managed so far this season (44.35% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Irvine cruised to victory on Saturday, running Hawaii out of the gym and running up a 84-56 score at Bren Events Center.

The Gauchos were hammered by UC Davis on Wednesday, losing by a 73-47 final at UC Davis Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • UC Irvine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • UC Irvine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • UC Irvine is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • UC Irvine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UC Irvine
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing UC Irvine

Next Betting Matchups

UC Irvine home to Cal State-Fullerton, Saturday, January 14th
UC-Santa Barbara at Cal Poly, Saturday, January 14th