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UC Irvine Anteaters vs Santa Barbara Gauchos in college hoops odds

Santa Barbara GauchosUC Irvine Anteaters
18-7February 27, 2014, 10:00 | Bren Events Center18-10

The UC Irvine Anteaters will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Santa Barbara Gauchos at Bren Events Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Gauchos will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 11-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Anteaters are 12-13 ATS. Santa Barbara is 12-9 against the total, while UC Irvine is 6-19 versus the number.

View Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UC Irvine Anteaters as -2.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Anteaters at No. 109 and the Gauchos at No. 43 heading into this contest.

Santa Barbara was an 80-65 winner in its last match at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Santa Barbara got 22 points and 18 rebounds from Alan Williams en route to an 80-65 victory over CS Fullerton on Saturday at Thunderdome.

In their last action, UC Irvine was an 81-75 loser on the road against CS Northridge. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Anteaters got 17 points from Luke Nelson, but it was CS Northridge that prevailed in an 81-75 final on Saturday at The Matadome.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gauchos rank No. 115 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.72 per game. That compares with UC Irvine’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UC Irvine is college basketball's No. 139-ranked team at 5.96 per game, while the Gauchos rate No. 83 with 6.92 per game.

A few Gauchos at Anteaters trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
UC Irvine is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
UC Irvine is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games
UC Irvine is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Santa Barbara at UC Davis, Saturday, March 1st
UC Irvine at Cal Poly, Saturday, March 1st