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UC Riverside Highlanders host Cal Poly Mustangs in college basketball action

Cal Poly MustangsUC Riverside Highlanders
Jan 14, 10:00 PM | Student Center

Cal Poly Mustangs vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds


The Highlanders will be trying to slam the Cal Poly Mustangs on Saturday when the teams tip off at Student Center in college betting action.

The Mustangs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Highlanders are 5-9 ATS. Cal Poly is 4-9-1 against the total, while UC Riverside is 6-8 versus the number.

View Cal Poly vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Highlanders as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Highlanders, most recently No. 252 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mustangs, who rate No. 113 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-58 victory for the Mustangs.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UC Riverside's No. 310-ranked offense, averaging 60.5 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 9 at 55.7 PPG. The Highlanders field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Cal Poly features the nation's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 52.1 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

Cal Poly won its last outing, a 66-50 result against UC Irvine on January 12. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Will Taylor scored 16 points leading the Mustangs to a 66-50 victory over UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Thursday.

UC Riverside was a 79-70 winner in its last match at home against Santa Barbara. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. UC Riverside got 33 points from Phil Martin en route to a 79-70 victory over Santa Barbara on Thursday at Student Center.

Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Long Beach State are 2-8
After playing UC Irvine are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing CS Fullerton are 6-4
After playing Santa Barbara are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Cal Poly home to Long Beach State, Thursday, January 19
UC Riverside at CS Fullerton, Wednesday, January 18