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Cal Poly Mustangs visit Pittsburgh Panthers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Cal Poly MustangsPittsburgh Panthers
3-6December 21, 2013, 04:00 | Petersen Events Center10-1

The Pittsburgh Panthers will be trying to slam the Cal Poly Mustangs on Saturday when the teams tip off at Petersen Events Center in college betting action.

The Mustangs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 3-6 ATS. Cal Poly is 3-5 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 6-3 versus the number.

View Cal Poly Mustangs vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Panthers installed as -16.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mustangs, who rate No. 173 in the latest survey.

Pittsburgh was a 44-43 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Talib Zanna scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 44-43 to Cincinnati at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pittsburgh's No. 61-rated squad against Cal Poly's No. 178-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pittsburgh rates No. 190 in the country with 5.18 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 143 nationally with 5.9 per match.

A few Mustangs at Panthers trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Cal Poly is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cal Poly is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cal Poly at Stanford, Sunday, December 29th
Pittsburgh at Albany, Tuesday, December 31st