Hawaii @ Santa Barbara
Current Records: Hawaii 22-9; Santa Barbara 23-7
What to Know
The Santa Barbara Gauchos are 9-3 against the Hawaii Warriors since February of 2017, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Santa Barbara and Hawaii will face off in a Big West battle at 9 p.m. ET at Thunderdome. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Gauchos came out on top in a nail-biter against the UC Davis Aggies on Thursday, sneaking past 89-86.
Meanwhile, everything went Hawaii's way against the Northridge Matadors on Thursday as they made off with an 81-55 win.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Santa Barbara is expected to win a tight contest. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The wins brought Santa Barbara up to 23-7 and the Warriors to 22-9. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Gauchos come into the contest boasting the eighth highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 49.30%. But Hawaii have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 40.20%, which places them 18th in college basketball. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Thunderdome -- Santa Barbara, California
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $21.00
The Gauchos are a 3-point favorite against the Warriors, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Gauchos as a 3.5-point favorite.
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