Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Mustangs versus the Vikings? Tip off is at at 5:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center in Riverside, CA. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Vikings as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.
CAL POLY MUSTANGS VS PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cal Poly Mustangs +12.5
This game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center at 5:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE CAL POLY MUSTANGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Vikings.
- Even though we have Portland State winning straight-up, we like Cal Poly at +12.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can The Mustangs Secure a Win at Riverside?
Cal Poly comes into their fourth game of the season with a 1-2 overall record. In their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Cal Poly went 2-8. Prior to today’s game, Cal Poly holds a 1-2 ATS record. In their previous ten games, including those from last season, Cal Poly has gone 6-2-1 vs. the spread.
In three games, Cal Poly comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 146.7 points per game. In the Mustangs’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 67 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
The Cal Poly offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against St. Thomas (MN). They posted a field goal percentage of 46% and connected on 5 threes. Offensively, the Mustangs have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 234th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 212nd in percentage and 331st in three-pointers made.
The Mustangs’ defense is presently ranked 110th nationally, allowing an average of 74.8 points per contest. Cal Poly’s three-point defense is currently 30th in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 51.8% of their shots vs. Cal Poly.
Can the Vikings Lock in a Home Win?
Portland State comes into this game with a perfect 3-0 record. In their last three games, which includes last year, Portland State is 3-0 at home. As of today’s game, Portland State holds a perfect 3-0 record against the spread. However, looking back over their last ten games, including those from the previous season, Portland State has struggled with a 1-8 ATS record.
Up to this point, games involving Portland State have had an average of 134.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142.5 points. Their over/under record is 1-2-0. In the Vikings’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 72 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.
In their recent matchup, the Portland State offense ended with 66 points against California Baptist. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.2% and made 6 threes. One area that the Portland State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 98th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 42%.
Portland State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 33rd nationally, with 61.8 points allowed per game. So far, the Portland State defense is giving up an average of 7.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (253rd).