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Cal Poly vs. UC Riverside - 1/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UC Riverside at Cal Poly
Date & Time Wednesday January 23, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Mott Athletics Center
San Luis Obispo, CA
The Line
Cal Poly -2 / over-under: 131.5
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The UC Riverside Highlanders visit the Cal Poly Mustangs in Big West college basketball action on Wednesday.

The UC Riverside Highlanders improved to 3-1 in the Big West with a 75-71 decision against Hawaii as a 4.5 point home dog on Saturday.

This wasn’t decided until the final buzzer sounded with the Warriors holding a slight 55.8%-53.7% shooting edge but UC Riverside winning on a 13-25 effort from deep.

Dragan Elkaz keyed the Highlanders upset with 25 points and four helpers while Dikymbe Martin added 19 points and five assists.

Callum McRae gave UC Riverside 12 points and five boards followed by Ajani Kennedy and Menno Dijkstra with a combined 15 points.

The Cal Poly Mustangs have dropped to 0-3 in the conference following a 75-63 loss to UC Davis as a 7.5 point road dog on Saturday.

Cal Poly led by nine at the intermission but struggled over the final 20 minutes with the Aggies breaking free with a 53-32 second half run.

Mark Crowe was the top Mustangs weapon with 16 points, four pulls and three assists while Marcellus Garrick added 16 points and three yanks.

Donovan Fields gave Cal Poly 14 points and five  assists followed by Kuba Niziol who contributed eight points and four boards.

UC Riverside Highlanders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and  are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and  are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big West. Cal Poly Mustangs are 22-51-2 ATS in their last 75 games overall and  are 16-40 ATS in their last 56 home games and  are 16-41-3 ATS in their last 60 games following a ATS loss. UC Riverside Highlanders are 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Cal Poly SLO and over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Both teams are capable in this matchup but I’ll take the basket in a toss up…

UC Riverside +2

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