Cal State Fullerton vs UC Santa Barbara Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/11/23
Santa Barbara Gauchos (26-7) vs Cal State Fullerton Titans (20-12)
Game Info: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 9"30 pm (Dollar Loan Center)
Betting Odds: UC Santa Barbara -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cal State Fullerton Titans and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos face off on Saturday in the Big West Tournament in a college basketball showdown at the Dollar Loan Center. When these two teams faced off on February 20th it was Cal State Fullerton that secured the 74-60 victory.
Cal State Fullerton Betting Preview
Cal State Fullerton comes into this game with a 20-12 record overall and they were able to knock off the one seed on Friday night. Cal State Fullerton scored 83 points against UC Irvine and that was enough to win by three points. Tory San Antonio had a strong game finishing with 17 points five rebounds, and two assists. Lattrell Wrightsell Jr also had a strong game finishing with 22 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Cal State Fullerton is averaging 69.4 points while their defense is giving up 69.1 points per game.
UC Santa Barbara Betting Preview
UC Santa Barbara sits with a 26-7 record overall and they are coming off a big win on Friday night. UC Santa Barbara faced off against UC Riverside, and the offense scored 92 points on the way to the five-point victory. They were down by three points at halftime, but the offense scored 53 points in the second half to secure the victory. UC Santa Barbara is averaging 71.6 points while their defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. The offense was good on Friday and the offense is going to need to be strong again here. Ajay Mitchell is having a strong season averaging 15.9 points while shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three point line.
Shane’s Free Pick
UC Santa Barbara’s offense was strong on Friday, but the last time they faced off against Cal State Fullerton they only scored 60 points. UC Santa Barbara is going to struggle to score again here, and that is going to be the difference. Cal State Fullerton is coming off a game where they scored 83 points. Cal State Fullerton’s offense is going to be too much as they are going to cover the spread.