Santa Barbara vs. UC Irvine - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (17-10) at Santa Barbara Gauchos (15-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm (Thunderdome)
The Line: Santa Barbara Gauchos -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos and the UC-Irvine Anteaters face off on Saturday at the UCSB Events Center in Big West college basketball action.
The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos are 14-12 this season and they have won five of their last six games. UCSB is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Alana Williams leads the Gauchos averaging 16.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Michael Bryson is averaging 14.4 points, John Green is averaging 10.9 points, and Gabe Vincent is averaging 10.3 points. UCSB is 9-2 at home and 7-5 in the Big West.
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The UC-Irvine Anteaters are 16-10 this season and they have won 10 of their last 12 games. UC-Irvine is averaging 69 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and heir opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Will Davis II leads the Anteaters averaging 12.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 11 points, Luke Nelson is averaging 10.3 points, and Alex Young is averaging 10.1 points. UC-Irvine is 9-3 at home and 9-3 in the Big West.
UC-Santa Barbara is 4-1 against the spread in the Big West, 7-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. UC-Irvine is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, and 8-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
Both of these teams are hot ad with UC-Irvine winning the first meeting by 22 points at home I have to believe UCSB gets revenge and the win here at home.