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Cal Poly Mustangs visit Long Beach State 49ers in NCAAB hoops battle

Cal Poly MustangsLong Beach State 49ers
Feb 24, 10:05 PM | The Walter Pyramid

Cal Poly Mustangs vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD17-10

A key college battle sees the visiting Mustangs travelling to Long Beach State Thursday to take on the 49ers on Thursday.

Supporters of the Mustangs have watched them go 14-12 and 13-7 ATS on the year, while the 49ers are at 17-10 and 12-6 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 5-11-1, while the Mustangs have a 5-15 mark.

View Cal Poly vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the 49ers as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the 49ers, most recently No. 87 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mustangs, who rate No. 151 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-67 victory for the 49ers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Long Beach State's No. 60 nationally ranked offense (73.8 points per game) against a Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 8 at 58.3 PPG. The 49ers have been averaging 45.8% from the field, more than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (39.4% on average).

Defensively, Cal Poly features the nation's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.6 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cal Poly was a 59-56 loser at home against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. Shawn Lewis went off for 25 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Northern Arizona handed Cal Poly a 59-56 defeat at Mott Gymnasium.

Long Beach State was a 74-56 winner in its last match at home against Montana. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites. The 49ers grabbed a 74-56 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Eugene Phelps at The Walter Pyramid.

Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing CS Fullerton are 7-3
After playing Northern Arizona are 2-6
After a loss are 6-4

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Barbara are 6-4
After playing Montana are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Mustangs at 49ers trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Cal Poly is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Long Beach State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cal Poly
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 5 games

Next up:
Cal Poly at CS Fullerton, Saturday, February 26
Long Beach State home to Santa Barbara, Saturday, February 26

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