Santa Barbara Gauchos take on Mustangs in NCAA basketball test

Santa Barbara GauchosCal Poly Mustangs
Feb 16, 10:00 PM | Mott Gymnasium

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds

8-15TEAM RECORD11-11

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.

View Santa Barbara vs Cal Poly Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cal Poly opened as 9-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

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.

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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

Next up:
Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, Wednesday, February 20
Cal Poly at CS Fullerton, Wednesday, February 20

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