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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Underdogs vs USC Trojans

The USC Trojans will try to cover the point spread at Galen Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The USC Trojans were listed as -13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

The USC Trojans sit at No. 65 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos sit at No. 69 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UC-Santa Barbara is ranked No. 153 in NCAA basketball at 36 per game. Contrast that with USC's No. 13 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, USC is the No. 109-ranked team in the country at 8.25 per game, while UC-Santa Barbara rates No. 136 at 7.8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC-Santa Barbara cruised to victory on Saturday, running Montana State out of the gym and running up a 91-69 score at Worthington Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • USC is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • USC is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • USC is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • USC is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC-Santa Barbara home to San Diego Christian, Tuesday, December 19th
USC at Princeton, Tuesday, December 19th