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Big West Conference Tournament - Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Cal Poly Mustangs in college hoops odds

Cal Poly MustangsSanta Barbara Gauchos
9-19March 13, 2014, 03:00 | Honda Center21-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Santa Barbara vs Cal Poly battle Thursday at Honda Center as the Gauchos look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Mustangs will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 8-18-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gauchos are 14-11-1 ATS. Cal Poly is 13-13-1 against the total, while Santa Barbara is 14-11 versus the number.View Cal Poly Mustangs vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Odds and Stats.

Santa Barbara opened as -7-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.

The Gauchos sit at No. 52 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mustangs sit at No. 182 on the same chart.

Cal Poly lost its last outing, a 71-55 result against Santa Barbara on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Chris Eversley scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 71-55 to Santa Barbara at Mott Gymnasium on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Barbara's No. 108 nationally ranked offense (72.38 points per game) against a Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 38 at 64.66 PPG. The Gauchos have been averaging 46.89% from the field, more than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (40.62% on average).

A few Mustangs at Gauchos trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games
Cal Poly is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cal Poly's last 6 games
Cal Poly is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Santa Barbara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Santa Barbara is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Cal Poly