UC-Santa Barbara vs. Cal Poly Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23

UC-Santa Barbara vs. Cal Poly Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23 player photo
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The Cal Poly Mustangs and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos meet in college basketball action from the Thunderdome on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


UC-Santa Barbara is listed as a 14.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -1200. The total for this game is listed at 124.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

UC-Santa Barbara’s 62-57 win over Cal Poly back on January 7th, 2023, made it 10 straight wins for UC-Santa Barbara over Cal Poly.


Cal Poly is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the under is 10-2 in their last 12 road games. UC-Santa Barbara is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 10-3 in their last 13 games following an ATS win.


I’m backing UCSB here. It’s a thick line with the Gauchos, but I just think that the Gauchos are heads and shoulders the better team in this matchup. Cal Poly can play some defense but at some point, to win games you need consistent offense and the Mustangs don’t have that. UCSB can score and defend as well as anyone in the Big West and I think the Gauchos get a big win and cover here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:UC-Santa Barbara -14.5