Cal Poly Mustangs vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds
The visiting Cal Poly Mustangs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Bren Events Center against the UC Irvine Anteaters.
The Anteaters are 10-11 so far on the season, and 8-11 ATS vs. the number. The Mustangs, meanwhile, are 9-9 and 9-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UC Irvine go 6-7 and the Mustangs go 7-6 on the totals.
The Anteaters were listed as 4.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 44-ranked Anteaters and the No. 257-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-69 win for the Anteaters on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mustangs is ranked No. 304 in NCAA hoops at 31.5 per game. Contrast that with UC Irvine’s No. 18 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Irvine is the No. 88-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Cal Poly rates No. 75 at 7.3 per game.
Defensively, Cal Poly features the nation's No. 185-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cal Poly, they were a 75-64 winner as they battled CS Northridge at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Chris Eversley went off for 30 points and added 14 rebounds for good measure, leading Cal Poly to a 75-64 win over CS Northridge on Saturday at Mott Gymnasium.
In their last action, UC Irvine was an 81-59 loser on the road against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. UC Irvine was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Long Beach State and falling by an 81-59 score at The Walter Pyramid.
Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Long Beach State are 3-7
After playing CS Northridge are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Santa Barbara are 5-5
After playing Long Beach State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mustangs at Anteaters trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Cal Poly is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
UC Irvine is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UC Irvine's last 8 games when playing Cal Poly
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 7 games
UC Irvine is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Cal Poly
Cal Poly at Long Beach State, Saturday, February 2
UC Irvine home to Santa Barbara, Saturday, February 2