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Cal Poly Mustangs vs Santa Barbara Gauchos in college hoops odds

Santa Barbara GauchosCal Poly Mustangs
Jan 2, 10:00 PM | Mott Gymnasium

Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds


The Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mustangs in Cal Poly at Mott Gymnasium on Monday in college basketball action.

The Mustangs bring a 9-4 record (6-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-5 Gauchos, who are 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cal Poly go 3-6-1 so far and the Gauchos go 6-2.

View Santa Barbara vs Cal Poly Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mustangs as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 99-ranked Mustangs and the No. 55-rated Gauchos in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-71 win for the Mustangs on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cal Poly's No. 269-ranked offense, averaging 63.4 PPG, against a Gauchos defense that ranks No. 265 at 71.1 PPG. The Mustangs field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 277-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Cal Poly, meanwhile, comes in at No. 216 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Santa Barbara, they were an 89-75 loser as they battled BYU on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Santa Barbara got 22 points from Orlando Johnson but lost anyway, 89-75, to BYU on Thursday at Marriott Center.

In their last action, Cal Poly was a 67-61 winner at home against Hope International. Cal Poly got 17 points from Amaurys Fermin en route to a 67-61 victory over Hope International on Thursday at Mott Gymnasium.

Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing CS Fullerton are 6-4
After playing BYU are 2-2
After a loss are 4-6

Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Long Beach State are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Gauchos at Mustangs trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cal Poly
Santa Barbara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cal Poly is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cal Poly is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cal Poly's last 12 games when playing Santa Barbara
Cal Poly is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Santa Barbara

Next up:
Santa Barbara home to CS Fullerton, Thursday, January 5
Cal Poly at Long Beach State, Thursday, January 5