Looking to win big? The Anteaters and Mustangs face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Mustangs are hosting the game at Mott Athletics Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. UC Irvine is favored by -13.5 in this Big West conference contest against Cal Poly. The game’s over/under currently sits at 131.5 points.
UC IRVINE ANTEATERS VS CAL POLY MUSTANGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cal Poly Mustangs +13.5
This game will be played at Mott Athletics Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE CAL POLY MUSTANGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Mustangs.
- Not only will Cal Poly pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Do the Anteaters Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?
UC Irvine enters tonight’s game as the favorite, as they have been in 15 of their 21 games this season. So far, they have gone 13-2 when favored.
On the road this season, the Anteaters have gone 4-6, and they are coming off a win over CSUN. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 4-6.
UC Irvine has an ATS record of 12-8 this season and they are 9-6 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Anteaters have gone 5-5. On the road, UC Irvine has an ATS mark of 6-4 this year and they are 6-4 vs. the spread over their last 10 road games. In their last three road games, the Anteaters have an ATS record of 2-1.
Today’s over/under line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in UC Irvine’s games this season (142.4). The Anteaters’ over/under record for the season is 8-11-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their OU record during that span is 0-3. For the season, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.
In their previous game, the Anteaters’ offense finished with 77 points, which is right in line with their current average of 75.5 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Justin Hohn with 22 points. Andre Henry also added 12 points for the Anteaters.
So far this season, the UC Irvine defense has been performing well, ranking 45th in the country at 65.8 points allowed per contest. In today’s game vs. Cal Poly, the UC Irvine defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, UC Irvine made 17 free-throws vs. the Anteaters.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?
Cal Poly will look to snap a nine-game losing streak when they host UC Irvine. The Mustangs are 4-17 overall and 0-9 in Big West play. They have gone 2-6 at home this season, including a 0-5 mark in their last five.
As an underdog this season, Cal Poly has gone 3-17. They have been the underdog in all 20 of their games this season. In their last game, the Mustangs lost to Hawaii by a score of 83-73.
As the underdog this season, Cal Poly has gone 9-11 against the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mustangs have a record of 4-6 vs. the spread. At home, Cal Poly has an ATS mark of 4-4 this year and they are 5-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games.
Cal Poly’s over/under record this season is 9-10-1 and today’s line of 131.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (134.1). Currently, the average scoring total in their last three games is 126 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.
In their recent matchup, the Cal Poly offense ended with 73 points against Hawaii. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.4% and made 8 threes. The top scorer for the Mustangs was Kobe Sanders with 32 points, while Aidan Prukop also chipped in with 23 points.
At this time, the Mustangs’ defense is positioned 191st in the country, permitting 72.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Hawaii, the Rainbow Warriors finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 83 points vs. Cal Poly.