The No. 2 seed UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (26-7) and the No. 4 seed Cal State Fullerton Titans (20-12) link up in the 2023 Big West Tournament championship game on Saturday night. UC Santa Barbara leads the all-time series 8-7 over Cal State Fullerton. Both teams secured a win over one another during the regular season. The Gauchos are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four neutral site games. Meanwhile, the Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games.
Tipoff from Dollar Loan Center in Nevada is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The Gauchos are 3-point favorites in the latest Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Santa Barbara, odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 130. Before locking in any UC Santa Barbara vs. Cal State Fullerton picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now the model has zeroed in on Cal State Fullerton vs. UCSB and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for UCSB vs. Cal State Fullerton:
- Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Santa Barbara: Gauchos -3
- Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Santa Barbara over/under: 130 points
- Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Santa Barbara money line: Gauchos -155, Titans +130
- CSF: Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games
- UCSB: Gauchos are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win
- Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Santa Barbara picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Cal State Fullerton can cover
Junior guard Latrell Wrightsell Jr. is a smooth three-level scorer. Wrightsell Jr. has the handles to get past the defender and uses his range to knock down shots on the outside. The Nebraska native is fifth in the conference in points (16.4) with 4.5 rebounds and shoots 39% from beyond the arc. In his last outing against UC Irvine, he notched 22 points and two assists.
Senior guard Jalen Harris is a decisive scorer in the backcourt. Harris likes to push the tempo and get out in transition to produce some easy scores. The California native averages 12.4 points and 2.0 assists per game. He has scored at least 15 points with three 3-pointers in two of his last five games. On Feb. 25 against Cal State Bakersfield, Harris had 15 points and went 3-of-7 from downtown.
Why UC Santa Barbara can cover
Senior guard Josh Pierre-Louis is a shifty player in the backcourt. Pierre-Louis can create his own offense consistently and uses his ball quickness to gain a step. The New Jersey native averages 10 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He has scored at least 14 points in three of his last five games. On March 10 against UC Riverside, Pierre-Louis notched 20 points, four rebounds and five assists.
Senior forward Andre Kelly is a lengthy (6-foot-9) two-way threat. Kelly constantly moves without the ball to set up efficient looks at the rim. The California native leads the team in rebounds (6.3) with 9.5 points per game. He put up double-digit points in four of his last five outings. On Mar. 4, Kelly had 12 points and 10 rebounds against Hawaii.
How to make UC Santa Barbara vs. Cal State Fullerton picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 140 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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