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UC Davis vs. UC-Santa Barbara - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (18-5) at UC Davis Aggies (16-7)
Date & Time Thursday February 8, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: UC Davis Aggies -2 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (18-5) at UC Davis Aggies (16-7)

The UC Davis Aggies host the Santa Barbara Gauchos in Big West college basketball action.

The Santa Barbara Gauchos are co-leaders in the Big West because of their ability to control the scoreboard. Santa Barbara has won six in a row after throttling CS Northridge 75-51 as a 14.5 favorite. The Gauchos were strong at both ends of the floor with a 46.2%-32.8% shooting edge being decisive.

Leland King II dominated the floor for the Gauchos with a contest high 25 points and 17 rebounds on 10-18 from the floor followed by Max Heidegger with 14 points on 5-11 shooting including 4-7 from long range. Marcus Jackson gave UCSB 12 points and six boards on 5-12 from the field while Ami Lakoju adding ten points and eight rebounds on 4-6.

The UC Davis have won four in a row to stay tied atop the Big West following a 105-104, overtime win at Long Beach State as a four point favorite. UC Davis was the better shooting team with a 53.6%-44.9% shooting edge but Long Beach State kept things close with a 34-25 advantage at the stripe.

TJ Shorts carried the Aggies attack with 31 points, four yanks and seven assists on 12-17 from the floor followed by Siler Schneider with 27 points on 10-17 accuracy. Garrison Goode gave UC Davis 14 points and six rebounds on 3-8 from the field while Rogers Printup netted 13 points on 5-7.

Over is 9-1 in UCSB last 10 road games and UCSB are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and UCSB are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games. Over is 12-3 in UC Davis last 15 overall and over is 6-2 in UC Davis last 8 vs. Big West and UC Davis are 19-7-3 ATS in their last 29 home games.

This will be a great game which should be decided in the final minute. The team that has the ball last wins and I hope that’s the Gauchos…

Santa Barbara +2

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