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Idaho vs. UC-Santa Barbara - 11/24/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (4-1) at Idaho Vandals (1-2)
Date & Time Saturday November 24, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: Idaho Vandals +6 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (4-1) at Idaho Vandals (1-2)
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and the Idaho Vandals will meet up in college basketball activity on Saturday from CenturyLink Arena. 

The Gauchos are sitting at 4-1 on the year. UCSB opened up with a win over Wyoming before falling to ND State. Cal Lutheran, Montana State and Portland State all fell to the Gauchos in the next three games. 

In the 76-69 win over the Vikings on Friday, UCSB’s lead scorer was Ar’mond Davis with 20 points, six rebounds and two assists. Jarriese Blackmon nearly missed a double-double on 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists in that game. 

Over on the Idaho side, they’re currently 1-3 this season. The Vandals fell to UC Irvine in the opener then Nicholls State in game two. Idaho managed a win over Bethesda before falling to NW Nazarene 77-73 Friday. 

In the Friday game, Idaho’s was up 33-27 following the first half, but then couldn’t keep up in the second when Northwest Nazarene posted a 50-40 finish. 

The Vandals are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last five overall. The over is 4-0 in Idaho’s last four overall and 14-3-2 in their last 19 Saturday games. 

Meanwhile, the Gauchos are 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the Big Sky and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games. UCSB is 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and the over is 4-0 in their last four versus the Big Sky. 

UCSB has looked pretty solid so far, aside from a dud versus ND State in their second game. Otherwise, the offense has flowed smoothly and the Gauchos are looking well-rounded and tough. I’m on the UCSB bandwagon here for the cover.

UCSB Gauchos -6

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