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UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos 3/12/2020 NCAAB Odds, Spread and Preview

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UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos 3/12/2020 NCAAB Odds, Spread and Preview

UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos 3/12/2020 – The UC Riverside Highlanders and the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are set on a collision course to face in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament this Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 PM Eastern Time. This game will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with ESPN3 featuring the game live on television. The same feed will be seen through SofaScore who can give basketball fans the online live stream experience. Being the team owning the third-best record in their division, Basketball Over Under Prediction sees the Gauchos moving on to the next round to face the Winner between Cal State Fullerton and CSU Northridge Matadors.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos 3/12/2020

When: Thursday, March 12, 5:30 PM ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
TV: ESPN3
Stream: Sofascore

UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos 3/12/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
UC Riverside Highlanders +3.5 (-110) 121.5 o (-115) +145
UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos -3.5 (-110) 121.5 u (-105) -170
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UC Riverside Highlanders

The UC Riverside Highlanders are the sixth-best team in the Big West Conference with a record of 7-9. Overall in the NCAA season, this team had a good record of 17-15. This team has not had much on their roster for this year but they have McRae as the most consistent player for the Highlanders. He plays in the paint and averages 9.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. Martin also provides the team with additional scoring with 8.1 points and he is a good three-point shooter at 38.9%. Pickett is also an outside threat and he shoots 43.5% from beyond the arc.

Players to watch: C. McRae C (32 GP 23.8 MIN 9.6 PTS 6.2 REB 1.4 AST 0.3 STL 1 BLK 2.2 TO 54.4 FG% 70.3 FT% 0 3PT%), D. Martin G (28 GP 20.8 MIN 8.1 PTS 1.6 REB 1.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 0.7 TO 39.8 FG% 77.5 FT% 38.9 3PT%), D. Pickett G (32 GP 26.5 MIN 7.7 PTS 2.6 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 0 BLK 0.7 TO 44.3 FG% 88.4 FT% 43.5 3PT%).

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos had a great season finishing second in the Big West Conference with a record of 10-6. They also made some noise outside their area as they own an NCAA overall record of 21-10. Sow is the best scorer for this team with 14.1 points, 7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while McLaughlin provides the team with 13.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. Freeman has been an x-factor of this team and he has shown his potential to lead as well. They need him to have his best game here in March Madness as he does fairly with 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

Players to watch: A. Sow F (31 GP 26.8 MIN 14.1 PTS 7 REB 0.8 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2.5 TO 54.7 FG% 73.9 FT% 38.1 3PT%), J. McLaughlin G (30 GP 34.1 MIN 13.4 PTS 3.3 REB 4.1 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 44.4 FG% 79.9 FT% 40.7 3PT%), M. Freeman F (31 GP 25.5 MIN 9.4 PTS 4.2 REB 1.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 41.9 FG% 88.2 FT% 38.3 3PT%).

UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Betting Predictions

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UC Riverside Highlanders

UC Riverside is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of UC Riverside’s last 9 games.
Highlanders are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
UC Riverside is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against UC-Santa Barbara.
Highlanders are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against UC-Santa Barbara.

UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC-Santa Barbara’s last 5 games.
UC-Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of UC-Santa Barbara’s last 20 games against UC Riverside.
Gauchos are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
UC-Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big West Conference.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Betting Picks

The Highlanders are expected to move on to the next round by Online Sports Betting and they will have to earn it as the Highlanders are also tough to shut down. They would need Sow and McLaughlin to be at their best to win and they should not take the Highlanders lightly.

Moneyline:  The ML given to the Highlanders for this game is +145 while the Gauchos are at -170.

Spread:  The ATS for this game is 3.5 points between both teams. It is the Highlanders at +3.5 while the Gauchos are at -3.5.

Total: 121.5 points are the estimated total for both teams to reach with the Highlanders going over and the Gauchos are under.  

Score Prediction: 63-58, UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos.