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Legends Classic - NCAA Basketball Odds: UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Pepperdine Waves

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Firestone Fieldhouse Monday as the Pepperdine Waves look to beat the odds vs the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos were listed as -3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pepperdine Waves battles the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, currently sitting with a 1-2 mark (2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-1 for the Pepperdine Waves and 2-1 for the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos.

This game puts the Pepperdine Waves, most recently No. 326 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, who rate No. 276 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Pepperdine's No. 123-ranked scoring average of 78.67 PPG, against a UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos defense rated No. 164 and allowing 73.33 PPG. The Pepperdine Waves FG% has averaged 44.15% to date this season, more than the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos shooters have managed so far (41.34% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gauchos endured a 84-65 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Friday, despite a 24-point effort from Max Heidegger at Reed Arena.

Pepperdine suffered a 84-82 loss against Northern Colorado on Friday, getting 15 points from Trae Berhow in a losing effort at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of UC-Santa Barbara's last 12 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Pepperdine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara

Next Betting Matchups

UC-Santa Barbara home to Prairie View A&M, Friday, November 24th
Pepperdine at Texas A&M, Friday, November 24th