UC Irvine vs. Cal Poly - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cal Poly Mustangs (4-14) at UC Irvine Anteaters (11-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -16.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cal Poly Mustangs and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bren Events Center.
The Cal Poly Mustangs need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Cal Poly Mustangs are averaging 63.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Junior Ballard is averaging 11.6 points and 3.1 rebounds while Malek Harwell is averaging 8.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Tuukka Jaakkola is dishing one assist and Kyle Colvin is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Cal Poly Mustangs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Poly Mustangs are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game. The Cal Poly Mustangs have lost all nine road games.
The UC Irvine Anteaters need a win after splitting their last eight games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 74.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Collin Welp is averaging 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Eyassu Worku is averaging 12.4 points and 3.9 assists. Evan Leonard is the third double-digit scorer and Tommy Rutherford is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have won four straight home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The numbers and everything would indicate a UC Irvine Anteaters blowout victory, but they're only winning their last five games by an average of 6.4 points and they only win by an average of 6.3 points as a favorite. The Cal Poly Mustangs are losing games left and right, but they're only losing their last five games by an average of 6.8 points and are 6-3 ATS on the road. This line seems a bit too steep. Give me the points.