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Long Beach State 49ers vs Cal Poly Mustangs Preview

Cal Poly Mustangs Long Beach State 49ers
8-14 February 15, 2014, 10:30 | The Walter Pyramid 10-14



The visiting Cal Poly Mustangs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at The Walter Pyramid against the Long Beach State 49ers.

The 49ers bring a 10-14 record (12-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-14 Mustangs, who are 7-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Long Beach State go 9-12-1 so far and the Mustangs go 8-12-1.

View Cal Poly Mustangs vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Mustangs were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 56-rated 49ers and the No. 110-ranked Mustangs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Cal Poly won its last outing, a 62-55 result against CS Northridge on February 13. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Cal Poly earned a 62-55 victory over CS Northridge on Thursday, getting 17 points from Chris Eversley at The Matadome.

Long Beach State lost its last outing, a 65-64 result against Santa Barbara on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Tyler Lamb scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the 49ers to a win (they lost 65-64 to Santa Barbara at The Walter Pyramid on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Long Beach State has the nation's No. 193-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Mustangs defense ranks No. 27 allowing on average 63.43 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 41.76% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.98% per game.

A few Mustangs at 49ers trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Cal Poly is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cal Poly's last 5 games
Cal Poly is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Long Beach State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Long Beach State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 6 games
Long Beach State is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home


Next up:
Cal Poly home to CS Fullerton, Thursday, February 20th
Long Beach State at UC Davis, Thursday, February 20th