Cal Poly Mustangs vs. UC Irvine Anteaters - 2/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (17-6) at Cal Poly Mustangs (8-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Mott Gymnasium)
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The UC Irvine Anteaters will travel to play the Cal Poly Mustangs in a Big West game on Wednesday.
The Cal Poly Mustangs are 8-12 (2-5) and are coming off of a loss against UC Davis by a score of 66-52. Cal Poly has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the Big West standings. Cal Poly has conference wins against Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton. Cal Poly is averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 76 points per game. Cal Poly is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. David Nwaba is averaging 12.1 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Cal Poly. Reese Morgan is averaging 9.9 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Mustangs. Cal Poly is shooting 67.1% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters are 17-6 (6-1) and are coming off of a loss against UC Santa Barbara by a score of 76-60. UC Irvine has won 7 of their last 8 games and is currently in 1st place of the Big West standings. UC Irvine is averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 63.5 points per game. UC Irvine is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Luke Nelson is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.7 assists per game for UC Irvine. Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 11.9 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game. UC Irvine is shooting 68.1% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.
UC Irvine is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. UC Irvine is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in UC Irvine’s last 4 road games. Cal Poly is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. Cal Poly is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 conference games. The over is 5-1 in Cal Poly’s last 6 games following an ATS loss. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
UC Irvine has been very impressive this season and will look to maintain their lead in the Big West conference. Cal Poly has struggled this season, particularly on defense, and will have their hands full with a good UC Irvine team. Even though they are on the road, I like UC Irvine here.