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Nebraska-Omaha vs. UC-Santa Barbara - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-2) at Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (4-7)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks +4 -- Over/Under: 142
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Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday college basketball pits the Santa Barbara Gauchos against the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks.

The surging Santa Barbara Gauchos have won seven of eight after a 99-89 OT victory at Rice as a six point road favorite on Saturday. Santa Barbara held a small 52.5%-49.2% edge in marksmanship with a decisive 23-24 effort at the stripe.

The balanced Gauchos received 22 points apiece  from Jaquori McLaughlin and Max Heidegger.  Devearl Ramsey netted 21 points on 6-10 from the floor including 5-7 at the stripe and the duo of Amadou Sow and Ar’Mond Davis gave UCSB 12 points and ten points respectively.

The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks ended a four game slide with an 89-80 victory at Idaho on Saturday as a one point favorite. Nebraska Omaha sank shots at 47.7% and forced 18 turnovers to total nine more looks against the 46.4% shooting Vandals.

Mitchell Hahn led all scorers with 21 points and six boards on 7-13 accuracy with JT Gibson tossing in 15 points on 6-11 shooting. Ayo Akinwole and Matt Pile gave the Mavericks 13 points each with Pile hauling in eleven rebounds followed by KJ Robinson with 12 points. 

Under is 7-0-1 in UCSB last 8 Wednesday games and UCSB are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and over is 13-5 in UCSB last 18 road games. Under is 12-5 in Omaha last 17 home games and under is 14-6 in Omaha last 20 non-conference games.

I really like the Gauchos this year but I am having trouble ignoring the points in what should be a close game…

Omaha +4

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