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Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara Predictions | Odds & Best Bets

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2023

The NCAA Tournament’s Round Of 64 continues Friday with third seeded Baylor taking on 14th seeded UC Santa Barbara. The two teams square off in Denver, Colo., in the South Region.

Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on TNT. The winner will advance to play the winner of the Creighton vs NC State game later in the afternoon..

Read on for my Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara prediction and best bets.

Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara Odds

Note: CBB odds mentioned in this article for Baylor vs Santa Barbara were used from DraftKings Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted, and are current as of Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 a.m. ET:

  • Moneyline: Baylor (-610) | UC Santa Barbara (+460)
  • Spread: Baylor -11 (-110) | UC Santa Barbara +11 (-110)
  • Over/Under: Over 143 (-110) | Under 143 (-110)

Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara Pick of the Day

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Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara Prediction

Baylor 76, UC Santa Barbara 69

Baylor has looked like a top-10 team at times and then other teams like a bubble team. It faces a UC Santa Barbara team that frustrates opponents.

The Gauchos did not play any Quad 1 opponents. However, the Bears’ defense can keep UC Santa Barbara in this game.


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Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara Best Bets

Game Over 66 First-Half Points (-110) | DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The one thing UC Santa Barbara excels at lately is watching the first-half total connect. That has happened in 15 of their previous 17 contests.

Baylor can easily exceed their 20-minute total of 36.5 points, which makes this a reasonable play.

UC Santa Barbara +11 (-110) | DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

UC Santa Barbara possesses the ability to keep a game close. Baylor’s defense ranked poorly in Big-12 play, and the Gauchos methodical play tends to pick teams apart.

Also, the Gauchos are 21-11 ATS this season.

Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara Same Game Parlay

Baylor vs UC Santa Barbara SGP (+250) | DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

  • UC Santa Barbara +11.5 (-115)
  • Over 143.5 (-110)

Baylor vs UCSB SGP

Though UC Santa Barbara plays a slow half-court game, it will get enough opportunities to score at least 65-70 points while Baylor approaches 80. Adrenaline and eventual score effects help this early Friday game along.

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