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Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Hawaii Warriors - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hawaii Warriors (15-8) at Santa Barbara Gauchos (10-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Thunderdome)

The Line: Santa Barbara Gauchos -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN U

The UCSB Events Center and the Santa Barbra Gauchos host Big West foe the Hawaii Warriors late Saturday.


The Hawaii Warriors are clinging to 4th in the Big West with a 4-4 conference record although there is no room for error with plenty of season remaining. The Warriors avenged a home loss to Cal Poly with 59-56 road win on Thursday night as a six point underdog. The Mustangs controled the pace but were limited to 28% shooting with UH responding with 49% markmanship with CP staying competitive because of an 11-2 edge on three pointers combining with six more makes at the stripe. Mike Thomas paced the attack with a game high 18 points on 6-7 from the field while Stefan Jovanovic, Aaron Valdes and Isaac Fleming contributing eight points apiece and combining for 12 rebounds.

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Hawaii Warriors - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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It seems as if the Santa Barbra Gauchos are always sniffing around at the top of the Big West although this season has a different air about it with the team standing at 3-4. The main issue in conference action is the scoring has been down with more then 64 points scored twice. Neither end of the floor did much in a 77-55 loss at UC Irvine with the Anteaters taking a ten point lead in to the second half and never letting up. Look no further then the difference in shooting with UCI connecting at 51% and the Gauchos only able to muster 36.5%. John Green led three double digit scorers with 12 points and seven boards with Sam Beeler and Gabe Vincent combined for 21 points and 12 rebounds. Beeler was the only player to shoot 50% that took more then two shots.


The Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Hawaii are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Gauchos are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a SU loss of more than 20 points and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Santa Barbara are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Both teams have conflicting numbers so an argument could be made for either team which is why I generally take the points although this number should be around 8-9...

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Santa Barbara -6

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