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UC Irvine Anteaters vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos College Basketball Betting Preview

UC Irvine takes to the basketball court against UC-Santa Barbara on Saturday, hoping to send the Gauchos to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Thunderdome.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UC Irvine Anteaters opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

UC Irvine Anteaters vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos sit at 13-5 (11-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UC Irvine Anteaters are currently 8-13 (6-10-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UC-Santa Barbara is 10-5 OU, and UC Irvine is 8-10 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 68-rated UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos and the No. 104-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UC-Santa Barbara's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 78.17 PPG, against a Anteaters defense that ranks No. 120 at 71.14 PPG. The Gauchos field goal percentage has averaged 47.54% so far, more than the Anteaters marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.09% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Anteaters got 20 points from Tommy Rutherford as UC Irvine ran past Cal Poly 80-73 on Thursday at Bren Events Center.

The Gauchos got 24 points from Max Heidegger as UC-Santa Barbara ran past Cal State-Fullerton 83-64 on Wednesday at Thunderdome.

Betting Trends
  • UC Irvine is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UC Irvine is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 7 games
  • UC Irvine is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC-Santa Barbara's last 6 games when playing UC Irvine

Next Betting Matchups

UC Irvine home to UC Riverside, Wednesday, January 24th
UC-Santa Barbara at Cal State-Fullerton, Thursday, January 25th