Omaha Mavericks vs. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Betting Odds

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The Omaha Mavericks (1-7) will attempt to put an end to the five-game winning streak of UC Santa Barbara when they travel to Thunderdome to clash with the Gauchos (6-2). UC Santa Barbara is a 10.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 157.5 points. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Omaha Mavericks vs. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos ATS Preview

In the Mavericks last game, they were beaten by the Washington Huskies, 86-73. With 28 points on 10-for-17 shooting, Zach Jackson was the top scorer from either team. Washington did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (19-24; 79.2 percent). Omaha, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (above their season average of 25.1). The Gauchos will look to keep it rolling after topping the San Diego Toreros in their last game, 67-57. UC Santa Barbara’s Leland King played a key role with 18 points and 12 rebounds. UC Santa Barbara played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.278 (below their season average of 0.303) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.481 (below their season average of 0.532). For those same stats, San Diego was 0.155 and 0.414, respectively. This contest should be a showdown of contrasting paces. Omaha ranks 13th in possessions per game (75.9) while UC Santa Barbara is 312th (66.5) since the 2016-17 season. In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Omaha games have finished under 66.7 percent of the time, while 71.4 percent of games including UC Santa Barbara have finished over. The Gauchos come into this game with considerably better straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 6-2 SU and 6-1 ATS, while the Mavericks are 1-7 SU and 4-4-1 ATS. The Mavericks won the lone contest against the Gauchos last season, 74-60. The Mavericks dominated every facet of the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.283 and a turnover percentage of 17.8. The Gauchos put up marks of 0.117 and 22.0, respectively, for those same stats.

Omaha Mavericks at UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Betting Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – UC Santa Barbara, ATS Winner – Omaha, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Gauchos rank 101st in blocks allowed per game (3.1) while the Mavericks rank 257th (4.5).
  • UC Santa Barbara averages 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 134th in the NCAA. Omaha ranks 280th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
  • Omaha ranks 21st in steals per game (8.0) while UC Santa Barbara ranks 261st (5.1).
  • The Mavericks average 24.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 59th in the NCAA. The Gauchos rank 298th in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
  • Omaha ranks 115th in assists per game (14.3) while UC Santa Barbara ranks 283rd in assists allowed per game (15.3).