UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor Prediction
The 14-seeded UC Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to pull off the upset on Friday afternoon when they take on 3-seed Baylor at 1:30 p.m. ET in the first round of the March Madness tournament.
Will the Gauchos cover as a double-digit underdog?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
795 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (+10.5) vs. 796 Baylor Bears (-10.5); o/u 141.5
1:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 17, 2023
Ball Arena, Denver, CO
UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page shows that 59% of public bets are on UC Santa Barbara in this contest. These public betting figures are subject to change, however, so be sure to click on the link provided to get the most up to date CBB public betting information.
Baylor Bears News
Coach Scott Drew said Langston Love (eye) was able to practice Thursday but is a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with Cal-Santa Barbara, Brian Hamilton of The Athletic reports. Love missed Baylor's last two games due to an eye injury. However, the freshman forward's practice participation is a good sign of his availability for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor CBB Betting Trends
Over is 14-2 in Gauchos last 16 overall
Under is 40-17 in Gauchos last 57 neutral site games
Over is 6-1 in Bears last 7 games following a straight up loss
Under is 6-2 in Bears last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor CBB Prediction:
The Gauchos are 19-7-1 against the spread in their last 27 games overall, are 15-5-1 against the number in their last 21 games coming off a win and are 4-0-1 at the betting window in their last five neutral site games. They’re also 35-17-1 against the spread in their last 53 games versus a team with a winning record, are 4-0-1 against the number in their last five games coming off an ATS win and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a percentage above .600.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: UC SANTA BARBARA GAUCHOS +10.5