Cal Poly Mustangs vs. UNLV Rebels - 11/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, Prediction
Cal Poly Mustangs (0-0) at UNLV Rebels (0-0) College Basketball
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV -7 -- Over/Under 134 See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels will open up their season hosting the Cal Poly Mustangs.
UNLV is coming off of a rough 18-15 season where they failed to reach any post season tournaments. The loss of their two stars Rashad Vaughn and Christian Wood will be hard to replace. This year’s UNLV team will be very young. Guard Patrick McCaw will be one of their key men on offense. Last season he averaged 9.6 points a game and 2.9 assists. Those numbers will easily improve with more playing time. UNLV’s Center Goodluck Okonoboh will be their big man down low. He averaged 5.7 points a game and 4.5 rebounds last season. UNLV could be an interesting team to watch this year and it will start Friday when they play Cal Poly.
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The Cal Poly Mustangs are coming off of a 13-16 season where they ended on a 5 game losing streak. Luckily for the Mustangs they will be returning all 5 of their top scorers from last year. Cal Poly was lead by Senior Forward Brian Bennett who averaged 11.5 points per game and 6.3 rebounds. Back as well is Senior Guard David Nwaba who averaged 11.4 points a game and 4.7 rebounds. Also returning for the Mustangs is Reese Morgan, Joel Awich and Ridge Shipley who all averaged over 25 minutes per game last season. Cal Poly will be a much more experienced team this team and we will get to see what they are made of opening night at UNLV.
Cal Poly is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games. The Mustangs are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 6 Friday games. UNLV is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. The Runnin’ Rebels are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 Friday games.
Both of these teams are coming off of rough seasons. UNLV has lost their two top scorers while Cal Poly returns their top 5 scorers from last season. I think that will be the difference maker in this game. Take Cal Poly and the points on the road.