Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Trojans vs Gauchos Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the USC Trojans taking on the UCSB Gauchos on Thursday December 3rd at The Thunderdome in Santa Barbara, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
USC Trojans (5-2) vs. UCSB Gauchos (2-3)
Date: Thursday December 3
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: The Thunderdome – Santa Barbara, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: n/a
CBB Betting Odds: Trojans -3
CBB Betting Total: 148
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USC was hot to start and now they need to get their mojo back before conference play begins at the end of the month.
UCSB is one of the more consistent programs in the Big West. These programs used to play often but haven’t met since 2002.
There was definite optimism in Troy with the Trojans jumping out to a 5-0 start with a high powered offense. Back to back losses have this team looking for answers though. Losing to Monmouth was pretty bad.
Through seven games this team is averaging 84ppg. They want to play at a swift pace so thew new shot clock rules are not affecting them too much. That number will come down as the competition stiffens but they are having some success playing that way.
Key to those figures has been a nice balance with six players averaging between 15 and 10ppg. Jordan McGlaughlin leads the way and has been lights out from deep, making 51%.
The Trojans have some size thanks to Bennie Boatright getting off to a good start to his career. The 6’10” frosh is contributing in all facets of the game.
USCB is off to a 2-3 start but a couple of those losses are against PAC 12 competition, they have lost at Cal and at Arizona State. This is a home game so they are hoping they have more of a chance.
The Gauchos offer a contrast in style to USC. They are not a high octane team and will definitely try and slow the Trojans downs. It is their best shot at victory.
They are led by guard Michael Bryson who is scoring 18ppg. He keeps getting better every year and he has had his best games against the best competition. 23ppg against PAC 12 teams.
UCSB is not that deep inside so they will have to play smart from the get go. They do have a lot of seniors though so composure should not be an issue.
In games against the PAC 12 this season they are 1-1 ATS. They nearly beat Arizona State in their last contest but that program is pretty down this season. They have covered two in a row.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in USC last 10 vs. Big West.
- USC are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- UCSB are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thu. games.
Free CBB Prediction:
I think USC is the play here. They are having some success and definitely have more talent than the Gauchos, who are no slauchos (sorry)
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: USC ATS
It is a small spread with Power 5 against non here. That spread is small for a reason but I like the Trojabs to come through.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: USC 80 – UCSB 71
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