Long Beach State at UC Santa Barbara - 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Long Beach State at UC Santa Barbara - 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (11-10) vs Long Beach State Beach (15-9)

Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Thunderdome)

Betting Odds: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos -4.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Long Beach State Beach will travel to play the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in a Big West game on Saturday.

The Long Beach State Beach are 15-9 (10-1) this season and have won 11 games in a row. Long Beach State is coming off of a win against CSU Northridge by a score of 72-59. Long Beach State shot 39.7% from the field, but forced 22 turnovers for the win. Jadon Jones led the Beach with 25 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Long Beach State is averaging 73.7 points per game and is giving up 72.3 points per game against, while also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Joel Murray is averaging 16 points per game and 2.8 assists per game, while Colin Slater is averaging 13.8 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for the Beach. Long Beach State is shooting 43.1% on field goals, 72.2% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are 11-10 (3-5) this season and have won three of their last four games. UC Santa Barbara lost to Cal State Fullerton by a score of 67-58 in their last game. UC Santa Barbara allowed their opponent to shoot 50% from the field and only shot 25% from three-point range in the loss. Amadou Sow led the Gauchos with 11 points and 7 rebounds in the game. UC Santa Barbara is averaging 72.9 points per game and is giving up 64.5 points per game against, while also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Amadou Sow is averaging 14.9 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, while Miles Norris is averaging 11.3 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Gauchos. UC Santa Barbara is shooting 48.8% on field goals, 70% on free throws, and 33.1% on three pointers.

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Long Beach State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 14-2 ATS in their last 16 road games. The under is 4-0 in Long Beach State’s last 4 road games. UC Santa Barbara is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in UC Santa Barbara’s last 7 games. The road team is 9-1 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.

Long Beach State comes into this game in first place of the Big West standings, while UC Santa Barbara is in seventh place. One down side of Long Beach State is that they give up 72 points per game against, but that hasn’t seemed to affect them in conference play. I like Long Beach State on the road.

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David’s Pick Long Beach State +4.5

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