The Titans and Gauchos are set to face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Gauchos will host the game at The Thunderdome in Santa Barbara, CA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 139.5 points, and the Gauchos are favored to win at home against the Titans.

CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANS VS UC SANTA BARBARA GAUCHOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cal State Fullerton Titans +7.5

This game will be played at The Thunderdome at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Gauchos.
  • Even though we have UC Santa Barbara winning straight-up, we like Cal State Fullerton at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Titans Ready for a Win at Santa Barbara?

Cal State Fullerton enters tonight’s game against UC Santa Barbara as 7.5-point underdogs. The Titans are coming off a two-point loss to UC Davis and have lost four straight games. They are 8-10 overall and 1-5 in Big West play.

On the road, Cal State Fullerton has gone 4-7 this season, and their average scoring margin is -9.5 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, the Titans have gone 4-6.

Cal State Fullerton has an ATS record of 7-9 this season and an ATS mark of 6-5 on the road. In their last three road games, the Titans are 2-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Fullerton has gone 6-8 vs. the spread this year and is 0-3 ATS in their last three games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Cal State Fullerton games is 8-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 135.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (137.9) and there have been five games with a higher OU line than today’s. The average scoring total in their last three games is 137 points and their OU record in their last three games is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Cal State Fullerton offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against UC Davis. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38%, and they made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Titans was Max Jones with 18 points, while Tory San Antonio also added 12 to the scoreboard.

The Titans’ defense is presently ranked 104th nationally, allowing an average of 69.1 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Cal State Fullerton defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as UC Davis knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 67 points.

Will the Gauchos Win at Home?

UC Santa Barbara will look to extend their win streak to five games when they take on Cal State Fullerton at home. The Gauchos have gone 5-2 at home this season, and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

For the year, UC Santa Barbara has gone 11-6, and they are 4-3 in Big West games. They have been favored in 10 games this season, going 6-4.

UC Santa Barbara’s ATS record this season is 6-8-1, including a mark of 2-4-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gauchos have gone just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UC Santa Barbara games is 8-7. Today’s line of 139.5 is lower than their average over/under line of 147. On the year, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and their average scoring total in those games is 151 points.

UC Santa Barbara is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 97 points vs. CSUN. This figure is more than their season average of 79.2 points per game. The top scorer for the Gauchos was Yohan Traore with 19 points, while Cole Anderson also added 15 to the scoreboard.

At this time, the Gauchos’ defense is positioned 188th in the country, permitting 73.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Cal State Fullerton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.4%.