Northern Colorado Bears visit Cal Poly Mustangs in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Northern Colorado Bears vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds
The Cal Poly Mustangs host Northern Colorado on Thursday, looking to build on their 0-1 mark against the 1-0 Bears in college hoops action at Mott Gymnasium.
The Bears will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Mustangs are 0-1 ATS. Northern Colorado is 0-0 on the totals; Cal Poly is 0-1.
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mustangs sit at No. 159 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 236 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 123-70.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cal Poly's No. 344-ranked scoring average of 46 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 322 and allowing 81 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 35.2% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (71.2% per game).
Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Cal Poly, meanwhile, comes in at No. 275 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Colorado was a 127-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against U of the Southwest. Northern Colorado cruised to victory on Saturday, running U of the Southwest out of the gym and running up a 127-81 score at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
Cal Poly was a 53-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against TCU. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Cal Poly suffered a 53-46 loss against TCU on Friday, getting 10 points from Brian Bennett in a losing effort at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-5
Before playing Wyoming are 2-2
After a win are 1-9
Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Fresno State are 3-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bears at Mustangs trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Cal Poly is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cal Poly is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Cal Poly is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Northern Colorado home to Wyoming, Wednesday, November 21
Cal Poly home to Fresno State, Monday, November 19