Cal Poly Mustangs visit UCLA Bruins in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Cal Poly Mustangs vs UCLA Bruins Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Cal Poly Mustangs travelling to UCLA Sunday to take on the Bruins.
The Bruins bring a 4-2 record (3-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-2 Mustangs, who are 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UCLA go 0-0 so far and the Mustangs go 0-1.
Bettors looking to back visiting Cal Poly before tip-off in this one found them as 21-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 98 and the Mustangs at No. 159 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-65 result in favor of the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 40 nationally ranked offense (79.2 points per game) against a Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 81 at 60.7 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (38.4% on average).
Defensively, Cal Poly features the nation's No. 42-rated defense on the road, allowing 53 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.
Cal Poly was a 76-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Cal Poly got 14 points from Chris Eversley but lost anyway, 76-67, to Fresno State on Monday at Mott Gymnasium.
In their last action, UCLA was a 60-56 winner at home against Georgia. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. UCLA earned a 60-56 victory over Georgia on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Shabazz Muhammad at Barclays Center.
Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing St. Mary's are 6-3
After playing Fresno State are 2-4
After a loss are 6-4
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing CS Northridge are 2-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Mustangs at Bruins trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cal Poly is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
UCLA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Cal Poly at St. Mary's, Saturday, December 1
UCLA home to CS Northridge, Wednesday, November 28