The No. 2 seed UCSB Gauchos (26-7, 15-5 Big West) will look to secure the Big West championship along with a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket when they play the No. 4 CSU Fullerton Titans (20-12, 12-6 Big West) on Saturday at 9:30 PM.
The Gauchos are currently moderate 2.5-point favorites over the Titans. The game’s point total is 130.5.
UCSB vs. CSU Fullerton Odds
Point Spread for UCSB vs. CSU Fullerton
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing UCSB as the favorite.
UCSB vs. CSU Fullerton Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UCSB has -146 odds to pick up the win, while CSU Fullerton is listed at +123 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 130.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Henderson, Nevada
- Arena: Dollar Loan Center
UCSB vs. CSU Fullerton Betting Trends
UCSB is 19-11-1 against the spread this season. The Gauchos have been chosen as favorites in 26 games this year and have walked away with the win 20 times (76.9%) in those games. UCSB’s games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 30 opportunities (60%).
CSU Fullerton has 20 wins against the spread in 30 games this year. The Titans have won 55.6% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (10-8). CSU Fullerton’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 46.7% of the time (14 out of 30 games with a set point total).
UCSB vs. CSU Fullerton Key Players to Watch
Miles Norris averages 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Andre Kelly leads the Gauchos at 6.3 rebounds per game, while also posting 0.9 assists and 9.5 points. Josh Pierre-Louis is posting 10 points, 2.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.
The Titans get 12.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game from Max Jones. Jalen Harris is putting up 12.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game, making 36.3% of his shots from the field and 29.8% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 triples per contest. Tory San Antonio gives the Titans 7.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. He also posts 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the UCSB Gauchos
UCSB has put together a 13-8-1 conference record against the spread this season. With 72.2 points per game on offense, the Gauchos rank 166th in the nation. Defensively, they cede 65.7 points per contest, which ranks 54th in college basketball. UCSB is pulling down 29.2 boards per game this season (305th-ranked in college basketball), and it has given up just 26.4 rebounds per contest (sixth-best).
UCSB has found it difficult to sink three-pointers, ranking 21st-worst in college basketball with 5.5 threes made per game. It ranks 135th with a 35% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this year. The Gauchos rank 29th in the country with 5.9 treys allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 252nd with a 34.8% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Gauchos are 5-4-1 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their last 10 games. Seven of UCSB’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. UCSB’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, scoring 75.7 points per contest compared to the 72.2 it has averaged this season. UCSB has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 72.4 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 65.7 it has surrendered this season.
What you need to know about the CSU Fullerton Titans
CSU Fullerton has covered 14 times in 20 matchups with a spread in conference play this season. With 69.4 points scored per game and 64.9 points conceded, the Titans are 233rd in college basketball on offense and 39th on defense. CSU Fullerton is 240th in the nation in rebounds per game (30.8) and 210th in rebounds allowed (31.6).
In 2022-23, CSU Fullerton is 126th in college basketball in 3-point makes (7.8 per game) and 31st in 3-point percentage (37.4%). The Titans are 111th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.7 per game) and 37th in 3-point percentage defensively (31%).
The Titans are 7-3 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, CSU Fullerton has hit the over five times. CSU Fullerton is posting 69.6 points per game over its previous 10 games, compared to its season average of 69.4. Over their past 10 games, the Titans are ceding 61.6 points per contest, 3.3 fewer points than their season average (64.9).
UCSB vs. CSU Fullerton Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is UCSB, and we project that UCSB will cover the spread (UCSB -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 130.5 points.
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