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Betting public loves UC Santa Barbara's chances against Creighton

by Mike Spector | Bluejays Correspondent |
Thu, Mar 18th 9:50pm EDT

In advance of Saturday's meeting between No. 12 seed UC Santa Barbara and No. 5 seed Creighton, the Gauchos have received 70% of the bets and 77% of the money thus far, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

Betting Impact:

Creighton is a 7.5 point favorite over UC Santa Barbara, per BettingPros consensus odds. UC Santa Barbara comes into this tournament a sizzling 18-1 SU in their last 19 games. They face a Creighton team that is 3-3 in their previous six games and is coming off a 25-point drubbing at the hands of Georgetown. Perhaps some of Creighton's struggles down the stretch stem from a fractured locker room based on head coach Greg McDermott's "plantation" comments. UC Santa Barbara's JaQuori McLaughlin is one of the best guards in the country that you never heard of. The floor general for the Gauchos averages 16.2 PPG and has a 2.5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. His individual matchup with Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski is a fascinating one.

Game: UCSB at CREI Sat Mar 20th, 3:30pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Public Betting