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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Mustangs underdogs vs Wildcats at Arizona

Cal Poly MustangsArizona Wildcats
18-14November 08, 2013, 10:00 | McKale Center27-8

McKale Center will host Arizona Wildcats vs. Cal Poly Mustangs action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Mustangs will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 17-12-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 17-16 ATS. Cal Poly is 10-17 against the total, while Arizona is 12-19-1 versus the number.

View Cal Poly Mustangs vs Arizona Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The Mustangs were listed as 16-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Wildcats and the No. 64-rated Mustangs in this matchup.

Cal Poly was an 85-43 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Cal Poly was run off the court by the Wildcats on Wednesday as Weber State routed them 85-43 at Dee Events Center.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 73-70 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Wildcats endured a 73-70 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Thursday, despite a 23-point effort from Mark Lyons at Staples Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona has the nation's No. 35-rated offensive output, at 73.43 PPG. The visiting Mustangs defense ranks No. 63 allowing on average 63.12 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.53% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.39% per game.

A few Mustangs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cal Poly's last 6 games
Cal Poly is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cal Poly is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Arizona is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cal Poly home to Nevada, Tuesday, November 12th
Arizona at Long Beach State, Monday, November 11th