UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (7-6) vs. Cal State-Fullerton Titans (8-5)
January 15, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal State-Fullerton Titans -1.5 / UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos +1.5; Over/Under: -139.5
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The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos and the CSU-Fullerton Titans meet in college basketball action from Titan Gym on Saturday.
The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to bounce back from a 65-58 loss to Long Beach State last time out. Amadou Sow leads the Gauchos in scoring and rebounding with 16.5 PPG and 8.2 RPG while Ajare Sanni has 10.6 PPG, 2.8 APG and 3.1 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for UCSB so far this season. Miles Norris has 9.5 PPG with 5.5 RPG while Ajay Mitchell’s dished out a team-high 4.2 APG as well this season. As a team, UC-Santa Barbara is averaging 75.8 PPG on 49.4% shooting from the field, 30.1% from three and 70.3% from the foul line while allowing 67 PPG on 40.7% shooting from the field and 31.5% from three this season.
The CSU-Fullerton Titans will try to build on their four-game winning streak after a 79-64 win over CSU-Northridge last time out. E.J. Anosike leads the Titans in scoring and rebounding with 18.7 PPG and 7.5 RPG while Tray Maddox Jr. has 10.2 PPG with 3.8 RPG and Dante Maddox Jr. has 10 PPG with 3.8 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for CSU-Fullerton last time out. Vincent Lee has 9.8 PPG with 5.5 RPG while Damari Milstead has 8.7 PPG with a team-high 2.6 APG to lead CSU-Fullerton in assists as well this season. As a team, CSU-Fullerton is averaging 72.6 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 27.3% from three and 75.5% from the foul line while allowing 67.2 PPG on 43.4% shooting from the field and 37% from three this season.
UC-Santa Barbara is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record. CSU-Fullerton is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite.
I get why the Gauchos are getting a look as UCSB has been a perennial power in the Big West, but they’ve struggled on the road this season. Big Time. CSU-Fullerton isn’t a world-beater, but the Titans have been playing their best ball at home and I think they find a way to get the job done on home soil this season.