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UC Riverside Highlanders vs Cal Poly Mustangs Preview

Cal Poly MustangsUC Riverside Highlanders
7-10January 25, 2014, 10:00 | Student Center6-13

Cal Poly travels to UC Riverside on Saturday, hoping to boost its 7-10 record with a victory over the Highlanders.

This season, the Highlanders are 6-13 overall and 8-8 ATS, while the Mustangs are 7-10 and 6-9-1 ATS. As for the totals, UC Riverside boasts a 8-7 on the OU, and Cal Poly is 8-7-1.

View Cal Poly Mustangs vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UC Riverside Highlanders as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Highlanders at No. 302 and the Mustangs at No. 179 heading into this contest.

Cal Poly was a 58-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against CS Fullerton. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Jamal Johnson scored 12 points leading the Mustangs to a 58-56 victory over CS Fullerton at Titan Gym on Thursday.

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 68-65 loser as they battled Santa Barbara at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. UC Riverside suffered a 68-65 loss against Santa Barbara on Thursday, getting 23 points from Chris Patton in a losing effort at Student Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mustangs is ranked No. 227 in NCAA hoops at 32.44 per game. Contrast that with UC Riverside’s No. 178 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Riverside is the No. 245-ranked team in the country at 4.21 per game, while Cal Poly rates No. 78 at 7.11 per game.

A few Mustangs at Highlanders trends to consider:
Cal Poly is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Cal Poly is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cal Poly's last 9 games
Cal Poly is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
UC Riverside is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
UC Riverside is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
UC Riverside is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
UC Riverside is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cal Poly

Next up:
Cal Poly home to UC Davis, Thursday, January 30th
UC Riverside at CS Northridge, Thursday, January 30th