Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Gauchos and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on MW N, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Bulldogs as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144 points.

UC SANTA BARBARA GAUCHOS VS FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs -1.5

This game will be played at Save Mart Center at 9:00 ET on Monday, November 27th.

WHY BET THE FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Fresno State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can The Gauchos Secure a Win at Fresno?

This will be UC Santa Barbara’s fourth game of the season, as they face Fresno State. UC Santa Barbara is currently 1-2 overall. If they win, they will have a .500 road record, which is currently 0-1. Entering today’s game, UC Santa Barbara holds an ATS record of 0-2. In the previous three games, the school has a 0-1-1 ATS record, with an average scoring margin of 0.

So far, UC Santa Barbara’s games have averaged 163.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 145.7 points. When analyzing the Gauchos’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 79 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

The UC Santa Barbara offense is coming off a game where they scored 96 points against Le Moyne. They posted a field goal percentage of 61.7% and connected on 11 threes. One area that the UC Santa Barbara offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 122nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 56%.

At present, the Gauchos’ defense is nationally ranked 210th, allowing 80.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UC Santa Barbara’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 49.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.9% this season.

Can the Bulldogs Pull Off a Home Win?

Fresno State, who currently has a 1-2 record, will be playing their fourth game of the season. Over their last three home games, including last year, Fresno State has gone 0-3. As of now, Fresno State has a 1-2 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Including the previous season, over their last ten games, Fresno State is 4-5 vs. the spread.

Fresno State’s games have, on average, featured 154 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142 points so far. In the Bulldogs’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 83 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-0.

Coming off their recent game, the Fresno State offense tallied 64 points in a matchup against James Madison. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.3%, and they made 3 threes. Eduardo Andre led the team in scoring, putting up 12 points. Additionally, Isaiah Hill contributed 12 points for the Bulldogs.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 180th rank in the nation, allowing 76.8 points per game. Against James Madison in their most recent game, the Fresno State defense gave up a total of 95 points while allowing James Madison to hit 41% of their shots.