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UC Irvine Anteaters home to Cal Poly Mustangs in NCAA Basketball betting action

Cal Poly MustangsUC Irvine Anteaters
9-17March 01, 2014, 11:00 | Bren Events Center19-10

The UC Irvine Anteaters will hit the floor running against the visiting Cal Poly Mustangs Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Mustangs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-17-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Anteaters are 13-13 ATS. Cal Poly is 12-12-1 against the total, while UC Irvine is 6-20 versus the number.

View Cal Poly Mustangs vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds and Stats.

The Anteaters were listed as -8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 153-rated Cal Poly taking on the No. 109-rated Anteaters in this contest.

Cal Poly lost its last outing, an 85-73 result against UC Davis on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Cal Poly got 17 points from Chris Eversley but lost anyway, 85-73, to UC Davis on Thursday at UC Davis Pavilion.

UC Irvine won its last outing, a 71-60 result against Santa Barbara on February 27. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Chris McNealy scored 17 points leading the Anteaters to a 71-60 victory over Santa Barbara at Bren Events Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UC Irvine's No. 112 nationally ranked offense (72.48 points per game) against a Mustangs defense that sits as the No. 37 at 64.78 PPG. The Anteaters have been averaging 47.38% from the field, more than the Mustangs have managed so far this season (41.26% on average).

A few Mustangs at Anteaters trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
Cal Poly is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games
Cal Poly is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UC Irvine is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Irvine's last 7 games
UC Irvine is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cal Poly home to Santa Barbara, Saturday, March 8th
UC Irvine at CS Fullerton, Thursday, March 6th