The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos will take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at 1 a.m. ET on Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center. Hawaii is 11-6 overall and 10-2 at home, while Santa Barbara is 12-5 overall and 5-3 on the road. The Rainbow Warriors are favored by two points in the latest Hawaii vs. Santa Barbara odds, with the over-under is set at 135.5. Before entering any UCSB vs. Hawaii picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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It was a close one, but on Friday Hawaii sidestepped Cal Poly for a 65-61 victory. That was the third victory in four games for the Rainbow Warriors. Guard Eddie Stansberry has been the catalyst for the Rainbow Warriors this season. He rarely comes off the floor and averages 17 points per game. He's one of three Hawaii regulars who shoots at least 35 percent from 3-point territory.
UC Santa Barbara, meanwhile, fell 55-52 to Long Beach State last Saturday. That snapped a six-game win streak and certainly caught Vegas off guard as well because the Gauchos closed as 12-point favorites for that matchup. With a week off to prepare for this trip across the Pacific, they'll look to bounce back. Guard JaQuori McLaughlin leads the team with 15.2 points per contest, while forward Amadou Sow contributes 14.1 points per game and leads the squad with an average of 6.9 rebounds
Both teams have been decent against the spread with Hawaii posting a 9-7 ATS record and Santa Barbara entering this matchup 8-6-1 against the number.
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