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Mustangs open as college hoops underdog vs Trojans

Cal Poly MustangsUSC Trojans
Nov 19, 4:00 PM | Galen Center

Cal Poly Mustangs vs USC Trojans Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the USC Trojans try to run the Mustangs off the court at Galen Center in college hoops action.

The Trojans sport records of 1-2 and 1-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mustangs have 1-1 and 1-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Trojans and 1-0 for the Mustangs.

View Cal Poly vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Trojans, most recently No. 87 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mustangs, who rate No. 135 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-62 victory for the Mustangs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up USC's No. 282 nationally ranked offense (60.3 points per game) against a Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 42 at 56 PPG. The Trojans have been averaging 39.4% from the field, less than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cal Poly owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. USC, on the other hand, rates No. 257 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cal Poly was a 60-58 loser at home against CS Bakersfield. Will Taylor scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 60-58 to CS Bakersfield at Mott Gymnasium on Wednesday).

Last time out for USC, they were a 56-54 loser as they battled San Diego State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Trojans got 15 points from Maurice Jones, but it was San Diego State that prevailed in a 56-54 final on Thursday at Viejas Arena.

Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing UNLV are 0-2
After playing CS Bakersfield are 2-4
After a loss are 5-5

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing San Diego State are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mustangs at Trojans trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of USC's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of USC's last 7 games
USC is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
USC is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Cal Poly at UNLV, Tuesday, November 22
USC home to Morgan State, Tuesday, November 22