Hawaii vs. Santa Barbara - 1/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Barbara Gauchos (6-7) at Hawaii Warriors (12-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: OC Sports
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors meet Sunday morning at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos hope to build on their current four-game winning streak. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are averaging 70.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Michael Bryson is averaging 19.8 points and six rebounds while Gabe Vincent is averaging 12.3 points and two assists. John Green is the third double-digit scorer and Sam Beeler is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. UC Santa Barbara is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.9 turnovers per game. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have split their last 10 road games.
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are averaging 80.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Aaron Valdes is averaging 15.9 points and 5.7 rebounds while Roderick Bobbitt is averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 assists. Stefan Jankovic is the third double-digit scorer and Isaac Fleming is dishing 2.5 assists. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. Hawaii is allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have won 17 of their last 20 home games.
The Gauchos are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big West. The Warriors are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gauchos are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Hawaii and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Hawaii is a very good team on its home court and the travel and what not seems to throw other teams off. However, Santa Barbara has already paid its dues on the road and has even beaten some solid teams away from home. I'll take the points here.