UCSB vs Hawaii Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (22-9, 13-6 Big West) will attempt to continue a four-game road winning streak when taking on the UCSB Gauchos (23-7, 14-5 Big West) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center, airing at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNU.

The Gauchos square off against the Rainbow Warriors in a game that UCSB is currently a favorite by 4.5 points. The game has a point total of 131.5.

UCSB vs. Hawaii Odds

Point Spread for UCSB vs. Hawaii

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing UCSB as the favorite.

UCSB vs. Hawaii Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UCSB has -205 odds to pick up the win, while Hawaii is listed at +170 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 131.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California
  • Arena: Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center

UCSB vs. Hawaii Betting Trends

UCSB is 17-10-1 against the spread this year. The Gauchos have been favorites in 23 games this season and have come away with the win 17 times (73.9%) in those contests. UCSB has gone over the point total in 53.3% of its opportunities this year (16 times in 30 games with a set point total).

Hawaii is 15-15-0 against the spread this season. The Rainbow Warriors have won three of the five games they were the moneyline underdog this season (60%). Hawaii’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 15 times in 30 opportunities (50%).

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UCSB vs. Hawaii Key Players to Watch


Miles Norris is putting up 14.1 points, 1.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds per contest. Andre Kelly paces the Gauchos at 6.4 rebounds per game, while also posting 0.9 assists and 9.6 points. Josh Pierre-Louis puts up 9.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, shooting 53.9% from the floor.


Kamaka Hepa gets the Rainbow Warriors 11.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He also puts up 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. JoVon McClanahan paces the Rainbow Warriors in assists (3.4 per game), and puts up 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. He also averages 1 steal and 0 blocked shots. Bernardo da Silva is No. 1 on the Rainbow Warriors in rebounding (6.8 per game), and averages 9.8 points and 1 assists. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Noel Coleman is putting up team highs in points (12.1 per game) and assists (1.7). And he is producing 2.9 rebounds, making 38.6% of his shots from the field and 31.8% from 3-point range, with 1.6 treys per contest.

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What you need to know about the UCSB Gauchos

UCSB and its Big West opponents have combined to go over the point total 12 out of 19 times this season. With 71.5 points per game on offense, the Gauchos rank 184th in the nation. On defense, they allow 65.6 points per contest, which ranks 56th in college basketball. With 26.3 rebounds allowed per game, UCSB is fifth-best in college basketball. It ranks 297th in college basketball by pulling down 29.6 boards per contest.

The Gauchos are posting 74.9 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 69.6 points per contest. While UCSB is in the bottom 25 in college basketball in treys per game with 5.5 (21st-worst), it ranks 174th in college basketball with a 34.4% three-point percentage. With 5.9 treys conceded per game, the Gauchos are 29th in the country. They are ceding a 34.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 234th in college basketball.

The Gauchos are 4-5-1 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. UCSB has gone over the total in eight of its last 10 outings. UCSB has seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 73 points per game in its last 10 contests, 1.5 points more than the 71.5 it has scored this year. UCSB has been less stingy on defense as of late, allowing 72.8 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 65.6 points per game its opponents are averaging over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Hawaii’s conference games have gone over the point total 10 out of 19 times this season. On offense, the Rainbow Warriors are the 294th-ranked team in college basketball (67.3 points per game). Defensively, they are 12th-best (61.2 points conceded per game). Hawaii grabs 31.9 rebounds per game and give up 29.1 boards, ranking 167th and 60th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Rainbow Warriors are scoring fewer points at home (67.4 per game) than away (68.1). Hawaii is 267th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.6 per game) and 268th in 3-point percentage (32.6%). Defensively, the Rainbow Warriors are best in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 4.3. They are seventh-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 28.9%.

The Rainbow Warriors are 5-5 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Hawaii has hit the over five times. Hawaii is posting 66 points per game in its past 10 games, which is 1.3 fewer points than its average for the season (67.3). The Rainbow Warriors have fared better defensively over their last 10 games, allowing 60.7 points per contest, 0.5 fewer points than their season average of 61.2 allowed.

UCSB vs. Hawaii Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is UCSB, and we expect that Hawaii will cover the spread (UCSB -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131.5 points.

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How to bet UCSB vs. Hawaii

You can bet on UCSB vs. Hawaii at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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