Santa Barbara Gauchos take on Mustangs in NCAA basketball test
Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds
The Cal Poly Mustangs hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Santa Barbara Gauchos pay a visit to Mott Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.
This season, the Mustangs are 11-11 overall and 12-7-1 ATS ATS, while the Gauchos are 8-15 and 10-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Cal Poly boasts a 8-9 on the OU, and Santa Barbara is 9-9.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mustangs rated this week at No. 227 and the Gauchos sitting at No. 229. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 68-63 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cal Poly has the nation's No. 218-rated offensive output, at 65.9 PPG. The visiting Gauchos defense ranks No. 255 allowing on average 69.9 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.
Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Cal Poly, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.
Santa Barbara was a 66-53 winner in its last match at home against Pacific. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Santa Barbara got 13 points from Michael Bryson en route to a 66-53 victory over Pacific on Saturday at Thunderdome.
Cal Poly won its last outing, a 68-53 result against UC Davis on February 9. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Cal Poly got 20 points from Dylan Royer en route to a 68-53 victory over UC Davis on Saturday at Mott Gymnasium.
Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After playing Pacific are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing CS Fullerton are 6-4
After playing UC Davis are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Gauchos at Mustangs trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cal Poly
Santa Barbara is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Cal Poly is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games when playing Santa Barbara
Cal Poly is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, Wednesday, February 20
Cal Poly at CS Fullerton, Wednesday, February 20