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Cal Poly favored by -5 against Long Beach State on Saturday

Long Beach State 49ersCal Poly Mustangs
5-12January 18, 2014, 10:00 | Mott Gymnasium6-9

The Long Beach State 49ers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mustangs in Cal Poly at Mott Gymnasium on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Mustangs bring a 6-9 record (6-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-12 49ers, who are 6-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cal Poly go 8-6 so far and the 49ers go 7-8.

View Long Beach State 49ers vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Cal Poly in this one found them as -5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game puts the Mustangs, most recently No. 169 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the 49ers, who rate No. 182 in the latest survey.

Long Beach State was a 64-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Barbara. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The 49ers endured a 64-51 loss at the hands of the Gauchos on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Mike Caffey at Thunderdome.

Cal Poly was a 62-52 winner in its last match at home against CS Northridge. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Mustangs grabbed a 62-52 win over the Matadors on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Dave Nwaba at Mott Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and 49ers is ranked No. 124 in NCAA hoops at 36.29 per game. Contrast that with Cal Poly’s No. 220 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cal Poly is the No. 86-ranked team in the country at 6.94 per game, while Long Beach State rates No. 153 at 5.82 per game.

A few 49ers at Mustangs trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
Long Beach State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Long Beach State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Long Beach State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cal Poly
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cal Poly's last 7 games
Cal Poly is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
Cal Poly is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Long Beach State
Cal Poly is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Long Beach State

Next up:
Long Beach State home to CS Northridge, Saturday, January 25th
Cal Poly at CS Fullerton, Thursday, January 23rd