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UC-Santa Barbara vs Cal Poly Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/9/23

Cal Poly Mustangs (8-24) vs. UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (24-6)
March 9, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos -10.5 / Cal Poly Mustangs +10.5; Over/Under: +125.5
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The Cal Poly Mustangs and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos meet in college basketball action from the Dollar Loan Center on Thursday night as part of the Big West conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


UC-Santa Barbara is listed as a 10.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 125.5 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 68-62 win over Cal Poly back on February 2nd, 2023, made it 11 straight wins for the Gauchos in this head-to-head matchup.


Cal Poly is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games following a win. UC-Santa Barbara is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.


I’m leaning towards Cal Poly here. The Gauchos are the better team and the more prestige team in the Big West, but Cal Poly took it to Long Beach State in the opener and kept it reasonably close in both meetings against UCSB this season. Not a game I’m rushing to bet, but I feel like there could be value here. Give me Cal Poly and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Cal Poly +10.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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