Santa Barbara vs. San Diego - 12/11/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (4-5) at Santa Barbara Gauchos (4-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Thunderdome)
The Line: Santa Barbara Gauchos -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Toreros and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos play Thursday night at The Thunderdome.
The San Diego Toreros have lost three straight and are still looking for their first true road win. On the season, San Diego is averaging 68.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 66.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Johnny Dee leads San Diego with 20.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while Christopher Anderson is averaging 8.4 points and eight assists. Jito Kok is averaging 4.4 rebounds per game and Thomas Jacobs is shooting 55.1 percent from the field. The San Diego Toreros rely on high percentage shooting, which includes 65.1 percent from the free throw line and 36.9 percent from beyond the arc. However, San Diego is forcing just 13 turnovers and defense and averaging just 32.3 rebounds per game, numbers that have hurt them during this losing stretch.
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have split their last four games and are hoping to get things on track. On the season, UC Santa Barbara is averaging 70.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63.4 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Alan Williams leads the Gauchos with 18 points and 12.6 rebounds while Michael Bryson is averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. John Green is shooting 49.3 percent from the field and Gabe Vincent is averaging 11.3 points per game. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are another great shooting team, making 74.6 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, UC Santa Barbara is holding teams to 26.1 percent shooting from deep and forcing 10.7 turnovers per game.
The Toreros are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gauchos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
These teams are almost the same in my eyes, except San Diego has the best overall player in Dee, who can takeover a game at any moment. Give me the Toreros and the free points.