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Montana State Bobcats Host the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA College Basketball Action

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Montana State and UC-Santa Barbara on Saturday, with the host Bobcats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Montana State Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos have watched them go 7-2 and 6-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Montana State Bobcats are at 6-4 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Montana State Bobcats are 4-4, while the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos have a 5-3 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 116-ranked Montana State Bobcats and the No. 167-rated UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Montana State's No. 103-rated squad against UC-Santa Barbara's No. 152-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Montana State rates No. 62 in the country with 9 per game, while their foes tonight, the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos rank No. 129 nationally with 7.71 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gauchos got a 22-point performance from Leland King, who added 13 rebounds, as UC-Santa Barbara ran past Nebraska-Omaha 77-70 on Tuesday at Thunderdome.

The Bobcats were hammered by Central Michigan on Tuesday, losing by a 75-48 final at McGuirk Arena in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Montana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Montana State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC-Santa Barbara at USC, Sunday, December 17th
Montana State at Denver, Monday, December 18th