Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Santa Barbara
Current record: Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0-5; Santa Barbara 2-1
What to know
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions will rematch Wednesday and take on the Santa Barbara Gauchos at 10 p.m. ET on November 24 at the Thunderdome. If the game is anything like their last meeting in December 2018, where Santa Barbara won 55-45, we could have a big score.
Looks like the Golden Lions had a smaller half of the collarbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They found themselves reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 77-56 punch in the gut against the Seattle Redhawks on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Gauchos had Saturday’s home game with ease, winning 81-50 over the Chicago State Cougars.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff is the obvious underdog, so they hope that the scale of the fight will determine this. Those burned by picking them up against Monday’s margin may want to note that the team has yet to beat back-to-back games by margin this season.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff is currently 0-5 while Santa Barbara sits at 2-1. A few defensive numbers to keep in mind before starting: Arkansas-Pine Bluff allowed their opponents to shoot 55.10% off the floor on average, which is the 357th highest shot rate allowed in basketball. University. Gauchos’ defense has more to brag about, as they hold off their opponents with a 33.50% goal rate, ranking seventh in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How to watch
- When: Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Thunderdome – Santa Barbara, California
- Monitor: CBS Sports App
- Fare: $39.00
Gauchos is the most favorite opponent with 24.5 points ahead of the Golden Lion, according to the latest information college basketball odds.
Bettors were slightly against Gauchos, as the game opened with Gauchos a 26.5-point favorite.
Top / Bottom: -109
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Santa Barbara won the only game these two teams have played in the past seven years.
- December 8, 2018 – Santa Barbara 55 vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 45