UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Cal Poly Mustangs - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cal Poly Mustangs (10-17) at UC Irvine Anteaters (22-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -9.5 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Cal Poly Mustangs will travel to play the UC Irvine Anteaters in a Big West game on Thursday.
The UC Irvine Anteaters are 22-8 (11-3) and are coming off of a win against UC Davis by a score of 62-61. UC Irvine has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 2nd in the Big West standings. UC Irvine defeated Cal Poly by a score of 78-72 in these two teams first meeting of the season. UC Irvine is averaging 70.4 points per game while giving up 65.7 points per game. UC Irvine is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Luke Nelson is averaging 13.2 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for UC Irvine. Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 12.6 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Anteaters. UC Irvine is shooting 67.9% on free throws, 36.5% on three-pointers, and 45.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Cal Poly Mustangs are 10-17 (4-10) and are coming off of a loss to Cal State Fullerton by a score of 78-77. Cal Poly has lost 2 games in a row and is currently 8th in the Big West standings. Cal Poly is averaging 73.9 points per game while giving up 75.2 points per game. Cal Poly is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. David Nwaba is averaging 12.1 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Cal Poly. Reese Morgan is averaging 11.5 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Mustangs. Cal Poly is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
Cal Poly is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. Cal Poly is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The over is 9-4 in Cal Poly’s last 13 road games. UC Irvine is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. UC Irvine is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The over is 4-0 in UC Irvine’s last 4 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
UC Irvine has been impressive this season and will be on their home court in this game. UC Irvine is the better defensive team and has played well of late. I like the Anteaters at home.