The Cal Poly Mustangs (7-16, 4-5 BigWst) look to end a 12-game road losing streak when they clash against the CSUN Matadors (10-15, 5-4 BigWst) at Matadome. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Cal Poly Mustangs at CSUN Matadors Odds Preview
In the Mustangs’ last matchup, they defeated the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 79-75. Junior Ballard was Cal Poly’s leading scorer with 15 points on 5-for-12 shooting. The Mustangs held the Rainbow Warriors to an effective field goal percentage of 0.418 (below their season average of 0.510) and had a turnover percentage of 14.0 (better than their season average of 18.2).
The Matadors will look to keep it rolling after edging the UC Riverside Highlanders in their last matchup, 61-59. CSUN was led by Lamine Diane, who put up 12 points and 15 rebounds. CSUN dominated nearly every stat category in the contest. They had a solid turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 15.1) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.6 (above their season average of 25.1). For those same stats, UC Riverside was 11.8 and 26.5, respectively.
These two schools have already met once this season. The Mustangs won 74-56. The Mustangs dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 28.1 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.536. The Matadors recorded marks of 8.3 and 0.396, respectively, for those same stats. Tuukka Jaakkola had a standout performance in the victory, producing 17 points and six rebounds.
Cal Poly may struggle to create turnovers. CSUN ranks 37th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.7 percent), while Cal Poly forces the 171st-most turnovers (19.6 percent).
Cal Poly at CSUN Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – CSUN, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Under
The Matadors rank 242nd in rebounds per game (33.1) while the Mustangs rank 275th (32.0).
Cal Poly ranks 99th in three pointers allowed per game (20.5) while CSUN ranks 276th (25.4).
The Matadors rank 87th in assists per game (14.1) while the Mustangs rank 261st (9.7).
CSUN ranks 25th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Cal Poly ranks 155th (6.9).
The Matadors have outscored opponents by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. On the season, CSUN has been defeated by an average of 3.5 points.
During their last five games, the Mustangs have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (11.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.0 points per game (4.4 above their season average).