UCSB Gauchos vs. Long Beach State Beach: 3/11/2021 Big West Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Playoff Odds and Trends

Written by on March 11, 2021

The No. 1 seed UCSB Gauchos (18-4) are favored by 14 points in their Big West Tournament quarterfinal matchup against the No. 9 seed Long Beach State Beach (6-11) on Thursday at Mandalay Bay Event Center, tipping off at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

UCSB vs Long Beach State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UCSB -14 -110 -110 140 -109 -112 -1385 790

Computer Picks

Computer picks for UCSB vs Long Beach State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Long Beach State (+14) Over (140) UCSB 78 Long Beach State 65

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Total Facts

  • In 40.9% of their games this season (nine of 22 chances), the Gauchos and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 140 points.
  • Long Beach State and its opponents have added up to score at least 140 points in 76.5% of their games this year (13 of 17 chances).
  • The Gauchos and the Beach combine to average 6.7 more points per game than the over/under of 140 set for this game.
  • The Gauchos and the Beach have seen their opponents average a combined one more point per game than the over/under of 140 set for this outing.
  • The Gauchos average point total in matchups this year is 136.2, 3.8 points less than the total in this game.
  • Beach games this season have averaged an over/under of 151.5 points, 11.5 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 73.7 points per game the Gauchos record are only 4.8 fewer points than the Beach give up (78.5).
  • UCSB is 7-0 overall and 4-0 against the spread when scoring more than 78.5 points.
  • In games when Long Beach State allows more than 73.7 points, it is 5-4 against the spread and 3-8 overall.
  • The Beach score 10.5 more points per game (73) than the Gauchos allow their opponents to score (62.5).
  • In games it scores more than 62.5 points, Long Beach State is 8-0 against the spread and 6-8 overall.
  • UCSB’s record is 2-3 overall and 0-5 against the spread when it gives up more than 73 points to its opponents.
  • The Gauchos have scored a total of 245 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 11.2 per game), while the Beach have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 94 total points, -5.5 per game).

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UCSB Betting Information

  • The Gauchos are 10-10 against the spread this season.
  • The Gauchos have struggled to cover, going just 1-3 ATS when favored by at least 14 points.
  • UCSB and its opponents have converted the over just 9 times in 20 (45%) games this season.

Long Beach State Betting Information

  • The Beach have an 8-7 record against the spread, covering in 53.3% of their games.
  • In the majority of Long Beach State’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (9 out of 15 games, 60%).

Head to Head

UCSB vs Long Beach State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-62 USCB
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 55-52 LBST
2/28/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-64 LBST
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 82-71 USCB

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UCSB Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Gauchos is JaQuori McLaughlin, who scores 15.6 points and dishes out 5.4 assists per game.
  • Amadou Sow is UCSB’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 7.5 boards in each contest while scoring 13.0 points per game.
  • Ajare Sanni makes more threes per game than any other member of the Gauchos, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.9 per contest.
  • Devearl Ramsey is UCSB’s leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Miles Norris leads them in blocks with 1.0 per contest.

Long Beach State Leaders

  • Michael Carter III racks up 14.8 points per game and is the top scorer for the Beach.
  • Long Beach State’s leader in rebounds is Chance Hunter with 5.9 per game, and its leader in assists is Isaiah Washington with 4.4 per game.
  • Hunter’s 1.7 made threes per game lead the Beach.
  • Long Beach State’s leader in steals is Carter (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Joe Hampton (0.9 per game).
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