Santa Barbara vs. Vermont - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vermont Catamounts (5-7) at Santa Barbara Gauchos (5-7)
College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Thunderdome)
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The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos and the Vermont Catmounts face off on Friday at UCSB Events Centerin college basketball action.
The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos are 5-7 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. UCSB is averaging 70 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Alan Williams is averaging 18.2 points and 11.8 rebounds to lead the Gauchos. Michael Bryson is averaging 14.2 points, John Green is averaging 10.5 points, and Gabe Vincent is averaging 10.6 points. UC-Santa Barbara is 3-1 at home this season.
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The Vermont Catamounts are 5-7 this season and they have lost their last three games. UVM is averaging 64.6 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Ethan O’Day leads the Catamounts averaging 10.9 points per game. Hector Harold is averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds, Trae Bell-Haynes is averaging 10.1 points, and Kurt Steidel is averaging 8.7 points. Vermont is 1-5 on the road this season.
UCSB is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread and 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 Friday games. Vermont is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, and 3-1-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record.
There is no line on this one yet but I will update this with my free pick when the line is released.