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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Gauchos vs. Baylor
- (27-7) UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Baylor Bears (22-10)
- Date: Friday, March 17th
- Time: 1:30 ET
- Venue: Ball Arena, Denver
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Gauchos +407 | Bears -572
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: UC Santa Barbara +10 | Baylor -10 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 144.0
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UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
At this point, UC Santa Barbara heads into their matchup vs Baylor with a record of 27-7 and riding a 7 game win streak. Presently, in their 15 road games this season, the Gauchos have a record of 11-4.
Having been the underdog in 4 games, the Gauchos have gone 3-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +10 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, UC Santa Barbara has a record of 9-2 in non-conference games. In Big West action, they have a mark of 18-5.
Coming into the game, Ajay Mitchell is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Mitchell is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and adding 5.2 assists. UC Santa Barbara’s second leading scorer is Miles Norris, who has hit 48.4% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.1 points per game.
The Gauchos offense heads into the game, ranked 124th in the NCAA at 73.8 points per contest. In addition, UC Santa Barbara’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 70.01% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 12th in overall field goal percentage at 49.4%. When the Gauchos have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 33.2% of their looks.
In terms of pace, UC Santa Barbara is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.8 per contest, placing them just 507th in college basketball. Currently, UC Santa Barbara’s 34.8 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Gauchos are averaging 9.1 offensive boards per game.
At this point, Baylor heads into their matchup vs UC Santa Barbara with a record of 22-10 while looking to shake a 2 game losing streak. Presently, the Bears have been the home team 19 times, sitting with a record of 15-4.
Getting ready to play for the 27 times as the favorite, Baylor has gone 19-8 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Bears come into this game as -10 point favorites.
Presently, Baylor has a record of 11-2 in non-conference games. In Big 12 action, they have a mark of 11-8.
Coming into the game, Keyonte George is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game. In addition to his scoring, George is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and adding 2.8 assists. Baylor’s second leading scorer is Adam Flagler, who has hit 41.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.5 points per game.
Bears Key Stats
So far, the Bears have been an above average unit, averaging 76.5 points per game, good for 57th in the NCAA. In addition, Baylor’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 62.21% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 74th in overall field goal percentage at 46.3%. When the Bears have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Baylor is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.3 per contest, placing them just 486th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.1 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 12.8 offensive boards per game.
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UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Baylor Bears CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, UC Santa Barbara is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Gauchos are 5-0 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, UC Santa Barbara is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 7-3 SU.
- At this point, Gauchos are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Bears are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Baylor Bears CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos +10
After crunching the numbers for this matchup, anyone looking to get a wager on this game between the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and Baylor Bears would be best served by taking UC Santa Barbara at +10. Each side comes into this game looking to slow the game down and make their opponent defend deep into the shot clock. Even though Baylor is the favorite, this slow style of play figures to keep the game closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In addition, siding with UC Santa Barbara as the underdogs has been profitable of late, as they are 4-1 vs. the spread (last 5). In this matchup, we like the home dogs and will take UC Santa Barbara +10.
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