San Francisco vs. Santa Barbara - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Barbara Gauchos (1-2) at San Francisco Dons (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -3 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and San Francisco Dons square off Wednesday night at the War Memorial Gymnasium.
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos look for a nice road victory to get back to a .500 record. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are averaging 62 points on 36.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Michael Bryson is averaging 18.5 points and three assists while John Green is averaging 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. Gabe Vincent is dishing two assists and Sam Beeler is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are shooting 23.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. UC Santa Barbara is struggling offensively but is forcing 14 turnovers and allowing just 30.6 percent shooting from deep. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The San Francisco Dons look to stay hot after getting off to a fast 3-1 start to the year. The San Francisco Dons are averaging 71.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Devin Watson is averaging 19.5 points and 5.8 assists while Tim Derksen is averaging 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. Dont'e Reynolds is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Matthew McCarthy is dishing one assist. The San Francisco Dons are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. San Francisco is allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep but is averaging 15 turnovers per game. The San Francisco Dons have won four of their last five home games.
The Gauchos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. West Coast and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dons are 8-26-1 ATS in their last 35 vs. Big West and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The Gauchos are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
These are two solid basketball teams that are looking to make a statement. Overall, San Fran is playing better basketball and is a lot easier to trust at home than UC Santa Barbara is on the road. With the small chalk, I'll side with the Dons on their home court.