The Cal State Fullerton Titans are off to a 16-12 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season. They are fifth in the Big West and are on a four-game winning streak. They are coming off a win against the Cal Poly Mustangs (83-62) in their previous outing. Latrell Wrightsell Jr. led the scoring charts with a 23-point performance including 4 rebounds and 2 assists. They will now take on the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, who are on a brilliant 20-6 start to the season. UCSB is second in the same conference but are on a two-game losing streak. The UC Riverside Highlanders defeated them 74-63 in their last outing. Andre Kelly tried his best by scoring 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the team fell short by 11 points. They will now host this game at the Thunderdome on Monday, February 20th, where they will look to avoid their third consecutive loss. On the other hand, the Titans will look to secure their fifth consecutive win.
Cal State Fullerton Titans vs. UCSB: Betting Odds
|Cal State Fullerton Titans||+215||+6 (-110)||O 128.5 (-110)|
|UCSB||-260||-6 (-110)||U 128.5 (-110)|
Cal State Fullerton Titans vs. UCSB: Key Stats
The Titans have had an average start to the season with a mix of wins and losses. Their conference record is on the positive side at 10-6. However, their away record is struggling at 5-8. The team is just under the average mark in offense, scoring 69.0 points per game. Cal State ranks 247th in the country, along with 31.0 offensive rebounds. However, they concede 64.6 points per game, which ranks 48th in the country.
The UCSB is in a much better position compared to the Titans with a decent conference record of 11-4 and an impressive home record of 10-2. The team is around the average mark in offense, scoring 70.4 points per game. UCSB ranks 210th in the nation, along with 30.1 offensive rebounds. They concede 64.0 points per game, which ranks 35th in the nation.
Cal State Fullerton Titans vs. UCSB: Match Details
Fixture: Cal State Fullerton Titans @ UCSB
Date & Time: Monday, February 20, 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Thunderdome, Isla Vista, California
Cal State Fullerton Titans vs. UCSB: Prediction
The Gauchos have a narrow 6-4 lead over the Titans in their last 10 meetings. They won their encounter against the Titans, 66-58, earlier this season. Even though the Gauchos have lost two games in a row, they still have a better record overall. The favorite team is 13-5 against the spread in the last 18 games in this encounter. Expect the Gauchos to cover the spread and take a 2-0 lead in this matchup.