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UC-Santa Barbara vs. Montana State - 11/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Montana State Bobcats (1-3) at UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-1)
Date & Time Saturday November 17, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos -9 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Montana State Bobcats (1-3) at UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-1)
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Saturday college basketball action features the Montana State Bobcats taking on the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.

The Montana State Bobcats need an early season boost after an 81-77 loss at Colorado State dropped the team to 1-3. Montana State won the shooting battle 46.6%-43.5% but Colorado won on the strength of a 21-9 advantage at the stripe.

Tyler Hall kept the Bobcats competitive with a contest high 30 points and six pulls on 10-20 from the field including seven long balls. Harald Frey gave Montana State 17 points and eight rebounds on 5-13 with Ladan Ricketts tossing in 12 points on 4-9 from the floor.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos picked up their second win with an 88-32 rout of sub-division Cal Lutheran. This was never close with UC Santa Barbara taking a 50-15 lead in to the half behind 58.2% shooting with Cal Lutheran checking in at an ice cold 15.8%.

Ami Lakoju topped the Gauchos offense with 16 points and four yanks on 8-13 from the floor while Amadou Sow added 15 points and seven rebounds on 5-6 accuracy. UC Santa Barbara saw ten points and seven boards from Robinson Idehen while Christian Terrell and Ar’Mond Davis chipped in with eight points each.

Montana State are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and over is 7-2 in Montana State last 9 overall and over is 10-3 in Montana State last 13 vs. Big West. UCSB are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and under is 7-3 in UCSB last 10 overall and under is 25-11-2 in UCSB last 38 Saturday games.

I think these teams are closer then the spread indicates so I’ll take the points…

Montana State +9

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