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NCAAB betting line favors Gauchos over Mustangs

Cal Poly MustangsSanta Barbara Gauchos
March 5, 10:00 PM | Thunderdome

Cal Poly Mustangs vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD14-13

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Santa Barbara Gauchos try to run the Mustangs off the court at Thunderdome in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Mustangs have watched them go 15-13 and 15-7 ATS on the year, while the Gauchos are at 14-13 and 7-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Gauchos are 9-9, while the Mustangs have a 6-16 mark.

View Cal Poly vs Santa Barbara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Santa Barbara opened as 5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gauchos, most recently No. 214 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mustangs, who rate No. 150 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-64 victory for the Gauchos.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Santa Barbara's No. 195-ranked offense, averaging 68.3 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 7 at 58.8 PPG. The Gauchos field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.4% per game.

Defensively, Cal Poly features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.1 points per game. Santa Barbara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.

Cal Poly won its last outing, a 75-70 result against CS Fullerton on February 26. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Mustangs got a 25-point performance from David Hanson, who added 11 rebounds, as Cal Poly ran past CS Fullerton 75-70 on Saturday at Titan Gym.

Santa Barbara lost its last outing, a 71-53 result against Long Beach State on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Gauchos endured a 71-53 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Orlando Johnson at The Walter Pyramid.

Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing CS Fullerton are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Long Beach State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mustangs at Gauchos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
Cal Poly is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Cal Poly is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
Cal Poly is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Santa Barbara
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Barbara's last 5 games at home
Santa Barbara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cal Poly
Santa Barbara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cal Poly
Santa Barbara is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

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