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Santa Barbara vs. Washington State - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington State Cougars (1-2) at Santa Barbara Gauchos (1-2)

College Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:00 am (Sullivan Arena)

The Line: Santa Barbara Gauchos -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Washington State Cougars and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos play Friday morning at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Washington State Cougars hope to get going after a subpar 1-2 start. On the season, Washington State is averaging 62 points on 37 percent shooting and are allowing 71.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. DaVonte Lacy leads Washington State with 17 points on 35.1 percent shooting and Josh Hawkinson is averaging 15.7 points and 12 rebounds. Ny Redding is dishing out 3.7 assists and Que Johnson is shooting 34.8 percent from the field. The Washington State Cougars offensive depth is extremely limited, as only two players are averaging double-digit points and they’re shooting less than 30 percent from three. However, Washington State can cause problems on the boards as its grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game, which is 102nd in the country.

Santa Barbara vs. Washington State - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are also 1-2 and would like to get things going. On the season, UC Santa Barbara is averaging 67 points on 40.5 percent shooting and is allowing 75 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Alan Williams leads UC Santa Barbara with 21 points and 12.3 rebounds while John Green is averaging 13.3 points on 51.6 percent shooting. Michael Bryson is the third Gauchos player to average double-digit points and Gabe Vincent is producing 1.5 steals. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have already held their own against Kansas and Florida Gulf Coast, relying on a defense that’s producing eight steals and 38 rebounds. UC Santa Barbara has shown enough early on to be a force this season in the Big West.

The Cougars are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gauchos are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos lost to Kansas by just 10 points and is playing solid ball at both ends. Meanwhile, Washington State has struggled. Give me the Gauchos is a convicing win. 

 

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Santa Barbara Gauchos -7

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