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CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners vs. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos - 12/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners
Date & Time Tuesday December 3, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Icardo Center
Bakersfield, CA
The Line
Uc Santa Barbara Gauchos -2.0 . Total 135.0
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are on the road for a clash with the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners.  The Gauchos are (4-3), coming off a 67-58 win over Grambling State.  The Roadrunners are (4-5), after winning 87-59 over San Diego Christian.

In the Gauchos win over Grambling State, UC Santa Barbara was led in the game by JaQuori McLaughlin.  McLaughlin connected on 8 of 12 from the floor, while making 3 of 4 from the floor, totaling 20 points and 5 assists.  The gauchos did a nice job defensively in the first half, holding Grambling State to just 17 points.  UC Santa Barbara shot 39% from the floor and 18% from deep.  The 3-point shot is what kept Grambling State in the game.  The Gauchos allowed Grambling State to shoot 43% from 3-point range.  The gauchos out rebounded Grambling State, 40 to 31.

In the Roadrunners win over San Diego Christian, CSU Bakersfield was guided on offense by De'Monte Buckingham.  Buckingham connected on 6 of his 9 attempts from the floor, making 2 of 3 from the foul line, registering 16 points.  The Roadrunners shot a sizzling 65% from the floor.  The Roadrunners held San Diego Christian to just 20% from distance.  CSU Bakersfield committed 16 turnovers, while forcing just 13.  CSU Bakersfield never trailed in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Gauchos are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs the Western Athletic.

Gauchos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.

The over is 5-2 in Gauchos last 7 games following a ATS loss.

Roadrunners are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Roadrunners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

The over is 10-3 in Roadrunners last 13 home games.

The Gauchos are on a 3 game win streak, since falling 78-67 to Oregon State.  The Roadrunners have 3 wins over non D1 schools.  CSU Bakersfield has been blown out by Gonzaga and San Francisco.  The Roadrunners only have 1 loss by single digits.  UC Santa Barbara is 0-2 on the road, but CSU Bakersfield is 4-2 at home, 1-2 vs D1 schools.  The Gauchos are not a great 3-point shooting team, but the Roadrunners are ranked 314th in defending the 3 ball.  The Gauchos also rank 33rd offensively in field goal percentage.  I'll side with the Gauchos, as I think their offense is good enough to get the win on the road.  Final score prediction, UC Santa Barbara will win and cover, 73-66.     

Pick:
UCSB -2.0
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