Oregon vs. UC-Santa Barbara - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Barbara Gauchos (5-5) at Oregon Ducks (8-3)
College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon Ducks and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos face off on Monday at McArthur Court in college basketball action.
The Oregon Ducks are 8-3 this season and have won their last three games. Oregon is averaging 78.7 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 37.2 percent from the floor. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 19.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 14.6 points and 6.1 rebounds, Elgin Cook is averaging 11 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Ahmaad Rorie is averaging 7.2 points. Oregon made some noise last year in the NCAA Tournament and they hope to do the same this season.
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The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos are 5-5 this season and they are coming off of a win but it was against D-2 competition. UCSB is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 37.7 percent. Alan Williams leads the Gauchos averaging 17.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Michael Bryson is averaging 13.4 points, John Green is averaging 10.4 points, and Gabe Vincent is averaging 11.3 points. UC-Santa Barbara is 0-3 on the road this season.
Oregon is 7-1-1 against the spread against the Big West, 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 home games, and 15-7-1 against the spread in their last 23 games. UC-Santa Barbara is 4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and 13-5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Oregon always seems to be under rated and with the line looking light I am laying the points in what is a strong play.