Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara - 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara - 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (15-10) vs Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (15-9)

Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Thunderdome)

Betting Odds: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos -7.5 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will play the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in a Big West game on Thursday night.

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 15-9 (9-4) this season and have won four of their last five games. Hawaii is coming off of a win against CSU Bakersfield by a score of 62-50. Hawaii shot 40.5% from the field and made 21 free throws in the win. Bernardo da Silva led the Rainbow Warriors with 14 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Hawaii is averaging 69.6 points per game and is giving up 64.3 points per game against, while also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Noel Coleman is averaging 14.8 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Jerome Desrosiers is averaging 11.1 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii is shooting 44.5% on field goals, 73.7% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are 15-10 (7-5) this season and have won seven of their last eight games. UC Santa Barbara defeated CS Northridge by a score of 70-61 in their last game. UC Santa Barbara shot 55.3% from the field and was +8 in rebounding margin in the game. Amadou Sow led the Gauchos with 26 points and 7 rebounds in the win. UC Santa Barbara is averaging 74.3 points per game and is giving up 65.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Amadou Sow is averaging 15.9 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Ajay Mitchell is averaging 12 points per game and 3.9 assists per game for the Gauchos. UC Santa Barbara is shooting 49.4% on field goals, 70.2% on free throws, and 33.2% on three pointers.

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The under is 4-0 in Hawaii’s last 4 Thursday games and 7-1 in Hawaii’s last 8 road games. UC Santa Barbara is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a win. The over is 5-2 in UC Santa Barbara’s last 7 games. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Hawaii comes into this game in third place of the Big West standings and only 1 game back of the lead. Both teams come into this game playing well, which means we should have an entertaining game here. Hawaii plays strong defense, only giving up more than 55 points once in their last five games. I am taking the points with Hawaii based on their defense.

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David’s Pick Hawaii +7.5

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