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Sacramento State Hornets vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for UC-Santa Barbara when they take on the Sacramento State Hornets on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Sacramento State Hornets in this one found them listed as 9-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Gauchos was expected to move the line.

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Sacramento State Hornets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Sacramento State Hornets are 3-9 so far on the season, and 5-4-1 ATS vs the number. The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, meanwhile, are 9-3 and 8-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento State go 3-6-1 and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos go 7-3 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sacramento State Hornets rated this week at No. 332 and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos sitting at No. 88.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento State's No. 261 nationally ranked offense (64 points per game) against a UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos defense that sits as the No. 172 at 73.17 PPG. The Sacramento State Hornets have been averaging 42.86% from the field, less than the Gauchos have managed so far this season (48.2% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gauchos grabbed a 87-69 win over the Hawks on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Max Heidegger at Thunderdome.

Izayah Mauriohooho-le'afa scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Hornets to a win (they lost 80-75 to Portland at Golden 1 Center on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC-Santa Barbara's last 5 games on the road
  • Sacramento State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Sacramento State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC-Santa Barbara home to Pacific Union, Saturday, December 30th
Sacramento State at Portland State, Saturday, December 30th