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UC Riverside Highlanders vs Santa Barbara Gauchos NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Santa Barbara Gauchos will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Thursday when they play host to the UC Riverside Highlanders at Thunderdome in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Santa Barbara Gauchos betting line opened as -10-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Riverside Highlanders will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 9-12-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Santa Barbara Gauchos are 15-10 ATS. UC Riverside Highlanders are 10-11-1 on betting the total; Santa Barbara Gauchos are 12-12-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 181-rated UC Riverside Highlanders taking on the No. 31-rated Santa Barbara Gauchos in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Barbara's No. 83-rated squad against UC Riverside's No. 161-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Barbara rates No. 113 in the country with 7.37 per game, while their foes tonight, the UC Riverside Highlanders rank No. 102 nationally with 7.53 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Highlanders endured a 66-55 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Secean Johnson at The Walter Pyramid.

Santa Barbara got 19 points from Michael Bryson en route to a 80-62 victory over CS Fullerton on Saturday at Titan Gym.

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UC Riverside is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • UC Riverside is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Santa Barbara is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Santa Barbara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Santa Barbara is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside home to UC Irvine, Saturday, March 5th
Santa Barbara at Cal Poly, Saturday, March 5th