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Cal Poly Mustangs take on Gauchos in NCAA Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Cal Poly when they take on the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos were listed as -3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Cal Poly Mustangs vs UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cal Poly Mustangs will look to cover the spread vs the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos on Saturday, as the Mustangs are 4-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gauchos are 2-8 ATS. Cal Poly is 4-8 against the total, while UC-Santa Barbara is 3-6-1 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos at No. 314 and the Cal Poly Mustangs at No. 274 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UC-Santa Barbara's No. 253-ranked scoring average of 64.07 PPG, against a Cal Poly Mustangs defense rated No. 169 and allowing 72.75 PPG. The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos FG% has averaged 37% to date this season, less than the Cal Poly Mustangs shooters have managed so far (40.39% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mustangs endured a 87-74 loss at the hands of the Titans on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Donovan Fields at Mott Gymnasium.

UC-Santa Barbara suffered a 66-62 loss against UC Irvine on Thursday, getting 15 points from Gabe Vincent in a losing effort at Thunderdome.

Betting Trends
  • Cal Poly is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cal Poly is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cal Poly is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • Cal Poly is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC-Santa Barbara
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cal Poly
  • UC-Santa Barbara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cal Poly

Next Betting Matchups

Cal Poly home to UC Irvine, Wednesday, January 18th
UC-Santa Barbara at Long Beach State, Thursday, January 19th