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UC Santa Barbara vs. UC Riverside - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UC Riverside at UC Santa Barbara
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Thunderdome
Santa Barbara, California
The Line
The Line: UC Santa Barbara -12.5 -- Over/Under:131
TV Channel
Big West
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The UC Riverside Highlanders and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Thunderdome.

The UC Riverside Highlanders look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 68 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Dikymbe Martin is averaging 16.4 points and 2.6 assists while Ajani Kennedy is averaging 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jordan Gilliam is dishing 3.1 assists and Menno Dijkstra is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The UC Riverside Highlanders have lost all eight road games this season.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are averaging 76.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 39 percent shooting. Ar'Mond Davis is averaging 14 points and 5.5 rebounds while Devearl Ramsey is averaging 11.7 points and 3.7 assists. JaQuori McLaughlin is the third double-digit scorer and Amadou Sow is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have won all eight home games this season.

The Highlanders are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games, 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big West. The Gauchos are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Highlanders are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in UC Santa Barbara and 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Gauchos last 10 overall. The under is 15-6 in Highlanders last 21 road games.

The UC Riverside Highlanders have lost all eight road games this season and are being outscored by an average of 12.9 points while shooting just 40.4 percent from the field in those games. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are outscoring teams by nearly 13 points at home this season and have been one of the more balanced teams in the country overall. UC Santa Barbara has also covered eight of its last 11 games and is 5-3 ATS as a favorite. Everything suggests laying the points with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. 

Pick:
UC Santa Barbara -12.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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