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UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Irvine Anteaters NCAA College Hoops Odds

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos before tip-off in this one found them as 16.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Irvine Anteaters Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Irvine Anteaters are 13-12 so far on the season, and 13-9 ATS vs the number. The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, meanwhile, are 3-18 and 5-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UC Irvine go 12-10 and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos go 5-11-1 on betting totals.

The Anteaters - Gauchos odds would favor the Anteaters if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UC Irvine is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC-Santa Barbara is at No. 261.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UC Irvine's No. 203-ranked scoring average of 70.36 PPG, against a UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos defense rated No. 180 and allowing 74.1 PPG. The UC Irvine Anteaters FG% has averaged 44.71% to date this season, more than the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos shooters have managed so far (36.71% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alex Hart scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Gauchos to a win (they lost 67-64 to UC Davis at Thunderdome on Saturday).

UC Irvine got 17 points from Luke Nelson but lost anyway, 72-63, to Long Beach State on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

Betting Trends
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC-Santa Barbara's last 5 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • UC Irvine is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 6 games
  • UC Irvine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • UC Irvine is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara

Next Betting Matchups

UC-Santa Barbara at Cal State-Northridge, Saturday, February 11th
UC Irvine at Hawaii, Sunday, February 12th