Cal Poly vs. UC Irvine - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (16-10) at Cal Poly Mustangs (13-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Mott Gymnasium)
The Line: Cal Poly Mustangs PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Irvine Anteaters and Cal Poly Mustangs play Thursday at the Mott Athletics Center.
The UC Irvine Anteaters look to keep rolling with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, UC Irvine is averaging 67.8 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 64.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Will Davis II is averaging 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds while Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 11 points and four rebounds. Luke Nelson is dishing 3.9 assists and Travis Souza is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters have four players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 71.2 percent from the line and 40.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, UC Irvine is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 60 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Cal Poly Mustangs look to play spoiler after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Cal Poly is averaging 60.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting and is allowing 60.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Reese Morgan is averaging 11.1 points and 3.4 rebounds while Brian Bennett is averaging 11 points and 6.3 rebounds. Joel Awich is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Ridge Shipley is dishing 2.2 assists. The Cal Poly Mustangs have four players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 68.2 percent from the line and 31.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Cal Poly is allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five straight games.
The Anteaters are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mustangs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Anteaters are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cal Poly SLO and the underdog is 14-6-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
Seven of the Mustangs 13 wins have come on their home court. In a toss up game, I'm going to side with the home team here.