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Cal Poly Mustangs vs Long Beach State 49ers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Long Beach State 49ersCal Poly Mustangs
Jan 3, 10:00 PM | Mott Gymnasium

Long Beach State 49ers vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds


The Cal Poly Mustangs host Long Beach State on Thursday, looking to build on their 5-6 mark against the 5-7 49ers in college hoops action at Mott Gymnasium.

The Mustangs sport records of 5-6 and 4-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the 49ers have 5-7 and 2-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-4 for the Mustangs and 3-4 for the 49ers.

View Long Beach State vs Cal Poly Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cal Poly opened as 3.5-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.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 225-ranked Mustangs and the No. 232-rated 49ers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-58 win for the Mustangs on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cal Poly's No. 252-ranked offense, averaging 64 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 306 at 73.7 PPG. The Mustangs field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Beach State owns the country's No. 304-rated mark, allowing 78.4 points per game on the highway. Cal Poly, on the other hand, rates No. 218 in scoring at home.

Long Beach State was a 67-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pacific. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Long Beach State got 19 points from James Ennis en route to a 67-63 victory over Pacific on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

Last time out for Cal Poly, they were a 58-48 winner as they battled UC Riverside on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Cal Poly got 14 points from Kyle Odister en route to a 58-48 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday at Student Center.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Barbara are 8-2
After playing Pacific are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UC Irvine are 5-5
After playing UC Riverside are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few 49ers at Mustangs trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cal Poly
Long Beach State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Long Beach State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Cal Poly is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Cal Poly is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Long Beach State
Cal Poly is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Long Beach State
Cal Poly is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Long Beach State

Next up:
Long Beach State at Santa Barbara, Saturday, January 5
Cal Poly home to UC Irvine, Saturday, January 5