UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Washington Huskies Free Prediction

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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (6-1) and the Washington Huskies (5-2) go head-to-head at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Gauchos look to lengthen their five-game winning streak. The game will air on Pac-12 Network at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Washington Huskies ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Huskies won big over the Eastern Washington Eagles 83-59, while the Gauchos defeated the Sacramento State Hornets 75-58.

UC Santa Barbara dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 44.8 (above their season average of 36.9) and a free throw rate of 0.392 (above their season average of 0.299). For those same stats, Sacramento State was 20.6 and 0.286, respectively. Meanwhile, Washington played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.278 (below their season average of 0.337) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.630 (above their season average of 0.488). Eastern Washington was 0.136 and 0.379, respectively, for those same stats. Dominic Green fueled Washington with 25 points and five rebounds. UC Santa Barbara rallied around Ar’mond Davis, who recorded 14 points and six rebounds.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball protection could play a significant role in this showdown. Since last season, UC Santa Barbara has committed the 28th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.2 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Washington has forced the 41st-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.3 percent).

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Washington Huskies Odds Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – UC Santa Barbara, ATS Winner – UC Santa Barbara, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Washington ranks 17th in steals per game (7.9) while UC Santa Barbara ranks 281st (4.8).
  • The Gauchos rank 17th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Huskies rank 134th (3.2).
  • UC Santa Barbara ranks 235th in three pointers attempted per game (20.2) while Washington ranks 253rd (19.6).
  • The Gauchos rank 80th in assists per game (14.9) while the Huskies rank 288th (11.6).
  • UC Santa Barbara ranks 79th in rebounds per game (37.5) while Washington ranks 280th (33.2).