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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors UCLA Bruins in Battle with UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos

The UCLA Bruins will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the UCLA Bruins in this one found them listed as -29-point favorites 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 UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the UCLA Bruins are 10-0 overall and 8-2 ATS, while the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos are 1-6 and 0-5 ATS. As for the betting totals, UCLA boasts a 8-2 on the OU, and UC-Santa Barbara is 3-2.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UCLA Bruins at No. 12 and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos at No. 250 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UCLA has the nation's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 97.5 PPG. The visiting UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos defense ranks No. 217 allowing on average 76.29 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 56.16% so far, more than the UCLA Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.09% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gauchos got 23 points from Gabe Vincent, but it was San Diego that prevailed in a 77-68 final on Sunday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

The Bruins got 21 points from TJ Leaf as UCLA ran past Michigan 102-84 on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • UCLA is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of UCLA's last 12 games
  • UCLA is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC-Santa Barbara home to Iona, Wednesday, December 21st
UCLA at Ohio State, Saturday, December 17th