UCSB vs. Hawaii Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (22-9, 13-6 Big West) are 4.5-point underdogs as they try to continue a four-game road win streak when they square off against the UCSB Gauchos (23-7, 14-5 Big West) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center. The matchup airs at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has an over/under set at 131.5 points.
UCSB vs. Hawaii Odds
- UCSB odds to win: -208
- Hawaii odds to win: +172
- Spread: UCSB (-4.5)
- Total: 131.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPNU
- Where: Santa Barbara, California
- Venue: Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center
Who Will Win UCSB vs. Hawaii?
UCSB and Hawaii Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 4.5 points or more, UCSB has an 11-7-1 record against the spread.
Hawaii is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or greater this season.
These teams average 138.8 points per game combined, 7.3 more than the over/under of 131.5.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 126.8 points per game, 4.7 fewer than the over/under in this game.
The average total in UCSB’s games this year is 5.6 more points than the over/under of 131.5 in this game.
Rainbow Warriors games this year have averaged an over/under of 128.5 points, three fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Gauchos’ ATS record is 17-10-1 this season.
The Rainbow Warriors are 15-15-0 against the spread this season.
UCSB Stats & Insights
UCSB averages 71.5 points per game (184th in college basketball) while allowing 65.6 per outing (57th in college basketball). It has a +178 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 5.9 points per game.
UCSB grabs 29.6 rebounds per game (295th in college basketball) while conceding 26.3 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 3.3 boards per game.
The Gauchos knock down 5.5 three-pointers per game (338th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 5.9. They shoot 34.4% from deep while their opponents hit 34.6% from long range.
UCSB’s 98.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 56th in college basketball, and the 90.5 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 148th in college basketball.
The Gauchos score 74.9 points per game in home games, compared to 69.6 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.3 points per contest.
Hawaii Stats & Insights
Hawaii puts up 67.3 points per game (293rd in college basketball) while giving up 61.2 per outing (12th in college basketball). It has a +191 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 6.1 points per game.
The 31.9 rebounds per game Hawaii accumulates rank 168th in the nation, 2.8 more than the 29.1 its opponents record.
Hawaii connects on 6.6 three-pointers per game (266th in college basketball) at a 32.6% rate (268th in college basketball), compared to the 4.3 per game its opponents make, at a 28.9% rate.
Hawaii averages 91.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (235th in college basketball), and gives up 83.4 points per 100 possessions (16th in college basketball).
At home, the Rainbow Warriors score 67.4 points per game. On the road, they score 68.1.
UCSB Key Players to Watch
The Gauchos leader in points and assists is Ajay Mitchell, who puts up 15.9 points per game to go with five assists.
Andre Kelly leads UCSB in rebounding, pulling down 6.4 boards per game while also scoring 9.6 points a contest.
The Gauchos get the most three-point shooting production out of Miles Norris, who makes 1.7 threes per game.
The UCSB steals leader is Josh Pierre-Louis, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Norris, who compiles 0.9 rejections per contest.
Hawaii Key Players to Watch
Noel Coleman puts up 12.1 points per game and is the top scorer for the Rainbow Warriors.
The Hawaii leaders in rebounding and assists are Bernardo da Silva with 6.8 rebounds per game (he also adds 9.8 points and one assist per game) and JoVon McClanahan with 3.4 assists per game (he also tacks on 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game).
Kamaka Hepa is reliable from three-point range and leads the Rainbow Warriors with 2.1 made threes per game.
Hawaii’s leader in steals is Coleman with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is da Silva with 1.1 per game.
UCSB vs. Hawaii Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
UCSB 68, Hawaii 65
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