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UC Riverside Highlanders visit UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thunderdome Saturday as the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos look to beat the odds vs the UC Riverside Highlanders in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UC Riverside Highlanders opened as 11.5-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 Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos battles the UC Riverside Highlanders, currently sitting with a 5-10 mark (6-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 9-3 for the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos and 5-7 for the UC Riverside Highlanders.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos at No. 95 and the UC Riverside Highlanders at No. 295 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders rank No. 137 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.47 per game. That compares with UC-Santa Barbara’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UC-Santa Barbara is college basketball's No. 114-ranked team at 8.07 per game, while the UC Riverside Highlanders rate No. 254 with 5.2 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Riverside suffered a 68-65 loss against Cal State-Fullerton on Wednesday, getting 24 points from DJ Sylvester in a losing effort at Titan Gym.

Jalen Canty poured in 21 points and added 10 rebounds in a losing cause for UC-Santa Barbara on Thursday, as the Mustangs rolled to a 80-79 victory over UC-Santa Barbara at Mott Gymnasium.

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
  • UC Riverside is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • UC Riverside is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing UC Riverside
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games when playing UC Riverside

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside home to UC Davis, Thursday, January 11th
UC-Santa Barbara at Hawaii, Sunday, January 14th