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UC Riverside Highlanders visit Cal Poly Mustangs in college basketball clash

UC Riverside Highlanders Cal Poly Mustangs
8-18 February 22, 2014, 10:00 | Mott Gymnasium 8-16



The visiting UC Riverside Highlanders hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Mott Gymnasium against the Cal Poly Mustangs.

This season, the Mustangs are 8-16 overall and 7-15-1 ATS, while the Highlanders are 8-18 and 12-11 ATS. As for the totals, Cal Poly boasts a 10-12-1 on the OU, and UC Riverside is 12-11.

View UC Riverside Highlanders vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds and Stats.

The Highlanders were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Mustangs sit at No. 115 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Highlanders sit at No. 311 on the same chart.

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UC Riverside was a 55-54 loser in its last match on the road against Santa Barbara. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders got 13 points from Taylor Johns, but it was Santa Barbara that prevailed in a 55-54 final on Thursday at Thunderdome.

In their last action, Cal Poly was a 67-59 loser at home against CS Fullerton. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Cal Poly suffered a 67-59 loss against CS Fullerton on Thursday, getting 19 points from Chris Eversley in a losing effort at Mott Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Highlanders rank No. 179 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.08 per game. That compares with Cal Poly’s No. 226 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cal Poly is college basketball's No. 97-ranked team at 6.64 per game, while the Highlanders rate No. 246 with 4.42 per game.

A few Highlanders at Mustangs trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 6 games
UC Riverside is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Cal Poly is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Cal Poly is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cal Poly's last 8 games
Cal Poly is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
UC Riverside home to CS Northridge, Saturday, March 1st
Cal Poly at UC Davis, Thursday, February 27th