The third-seeded Baylor Bears will look to start another deep NCAA Tournament run when they take on the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in a South Region first-round matchup in Denver on Friday. The Bears (22-10, 11-7), who have dropped four of their last six games, won the NCAA Tournament in 2021, but bowed out in the second round last year with a 93-86 overtime loss to North Carolina. The Gauchos (27-7, 15-5 Big West), who won their second Big West title in the past three years, are making their seventh NCAA Tournament trip. UC Santa Barbara is 1-6 in the tournament, posting a 70-66 win over Houston in 1990.
Tipoff from Ball Arena in Denver is set for 1:30 p.m. ET. The Bears are 10.5-point favorites in the latest Baylor vs. UC Santa Barbara odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 141.5. Before making any UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and March Madness betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor and just locked in its picks and March Madness predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for UCSB vs. Baylor:
UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor spread: Baylor -10.5UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor over/under: 141.5 points UC Santa Barbara vs. Baylor money line: UC Santa Barbara +460, Baylor -650 UCSB: The Gauchos are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS win BAY: The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last seven NCAA Tournament games UC Santa Barbara vs….
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Author : CBS Sports Staff
Publish date : 2023-03-17 16:04:47
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