UC Davis vs. UC-Santa Barbara - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (16-8) at UC Davis Aggies (10-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm (The Pavilion)
The Line: UC Davis Aggies +2.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and the UC Davis Aggies meet in college basketball action from the Pavilion on Thursday.
UC Santa Barbara enters this one at 16-8 overall. The Gauchos have won three straight games, taking out Long Beach State, Hawaii and UC Irvine during that stretch of outings.
In the win over the Anteaters, UC Santa Barbara’s lead scorer was Amadou Sou with 21 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Also in double-digits there was Jaquori McLaughlin with 11 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Over on the UC Davis side, they’re 10-15 this year. The Aggies have gone 2-1 in their last three games, with a loss to UC Irvine sandwiched between wins over Cal Poly and CSUF in that time.
In the win over the Titans, UC Davis’ Caleb Fuller led the team on 23 points with four rebounds. Elijah Pepper added 13 points with eight boards there, and Stefan Gonzalez had 14 points for the Aggies.
The Aggies are 2-6 ATS in their last eight Thursday games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 home games. UC Davis is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 overall and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Gauchos are 1-4 ATS in their last five Thursday games and 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine road games. UCSB is 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win and the under is 35-16-2 in their last 53 Thursday games.
It’s been a pretty good run for UCSB in the last six games or so, outside of the two losses to CSUN. The Gauchos have been pretty keyed in defensively otherwise, allowing 66 points or fewer in each of their last four wins.
As for the Aggies, they’ve tallied 159 points across their last two games combined, and have been on the right side of 70 more often than not lately. That said, I still like the Gauchos better here.