UC Irvine Anteaters vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds
The Cal Poly Mustangs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the UC Irvine Anteaters at Mott Gymnasium on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Anteaters will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Mustangs are 5-5 ATS. UC Irvine is 2-5 on the totals; Cal Poly is 3-4.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Mustangs installed as 2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mustangs at No. 225 and the Anteaters at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-67 result in favor of the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cal Poly's No. 308-rated squad against UC Irvine's No. 8-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cal Poly rates No. 73 in the country with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 145 nationally with 6.4 per match.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Cal Poly, meanwhile, comes in at No. 184 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Irvine lost its last outing, a 74-71 result against Santa Barbara on January 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. UC Irvine suffered a 74-71 loss against Santa Barbara on Thursday, getting 21 points from Daman Starring in a losing effort at Thunderdome.
In their last action, Cal Poly was a 79-73 winner at home against Long Beach State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Mustangs grabbed a 79-73 win over the 49ers on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Dylan Royer at Mott Gymnasium.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Hawaii are 2-0
After playing Santa Barbara are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing UC Davis are 3-7
After playing Long Beach State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Anteaters at Mustangs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cal Poly
UC Irvine is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
UC Irvine is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Cal Poly is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Cal Poly is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cal Poly's last 7 games when playing UC Irvine
UC Irvine home to Hawaii, Wednesday, January 9
Cal Poly at UC Davis, Thursday, January 10