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Cal Poly vs. Cal State-Fullerton - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cal State-Fullerton Titans (8-5) at Cal Poly Mustangs (6-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Mott Gymnasium)

The Line: Cal Poly Mustangs +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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We have some Big West conference action on the hardwood, as the Cal State Fullerton Titans take on the Cal Poly Mustangs in a college basketball matchup on Saturday night.

The Cal State Fullerton Titans will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games, but did come out on top in their conference opener by a final score of 68-65 over UC-Riverside. Kyle Allman led the team with 16 points with 6 rebounds, while Khalil Ahmad came right behind with 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting with a pair of threes. Jackson Rowe added 11 points while Davon Clare added 10 points and 6 rebounds of his own to round out the scoring in double figures for the Titans in the win. Jamal Smith added 6 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists in the winning effort for Fullerton. Allman leads the team in scoring with an average of 16.5 points per game, while Rowe leads the team on the glass with 6 rebounds per game and Austen Awosika is the team’s top assist man with 3.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Cal State Fullerton is scoring 72.8 points per game on 45.4% shooting from the field, 32.6% from behind the arc and 72.6% from the foul line this season.

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Cal Poly vs. Cal State-Fullerton - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cal Poly Mustangs will also look to remain unbeaten in conference after pulling out an 80-79 win over the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, trailing by as many as 21 points in the first 7 minutes of the game. Donovan Field led the team with 22 points on 10 of 18 shooting with a team-high 6 assists. Victor Joseph came 2nd with 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Luke Meikle added 13 points and Marcellus Garrick added 11 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Mustangs in the win. Josh Martin added 3 blocks and Hank Hollingsworth added a pair of rejections in the winning effort for Cal Poly. Fields leads the team with an average of 13.7 points and 4.6 assists per game, while Hollingsworth leads the team in rebounding with 5.1 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Cal Poly is scoring 67.7 points per game on 41.3% shooting from the field, 35.7% from behind the arc and 73.6% from the foul line this season.

Cal State Fullerton is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Cal Poly is 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 10-4 in their last 14 conference matchups. Cal State Fullerton is 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings between these two teams and 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings at Cal Poly. 

Cal Poly’s come from behind win after being down by so much so early was nothing short of impressive. However, the Titans have owned the Mustangs against the number for years now and in the Mustangs’ backyard no less, so since the game is almost essentially a pick ‘em, I’ll lay the point with Cal State Fullerton here.

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