Cal Poly vs. Long Beach - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cal Poly vs. Long Beach - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Long Beach State 49ers (7-16) at Cal Poly Mustangs (5-16)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Robert A. Mott Gym)

The Line: Cal Poly Mustangs -1 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Long Beach State 49ers and Cal Poly Mustangs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Mott Athletics Center.

The Long Beach State 49ers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 67.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Chance Hunter is averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds while Michael Carter III is averaging 12 points and three rebounds. Colin Slater is the third double-digit scorer and Joshua Morgan is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State 49ers have lost five of their last six road games.

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The Cal Poly Mustangs need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Cal Poly Mustangs are averaging 64.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Junior Ballard is averaging 12.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while Colby Rogers is averaging 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Malek Harwell is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Kyle Colvin is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Cal Poly Mustangs are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Poly Mustangs are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game. The Cal Poly Mustangs have won three of their last four home games.

The Beach are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mustangs are 13-41 ATS in their last 54 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 19-43-4 ATS in their last 66 games overall. The over is 9-2 in Beach last 11 road games. The under is 5-1 in Mustangs last 6 home games. The road team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Long Beach State 49ers aren't the same explosive team they've been in past years, and they're a rough 8-13 ATS on the season while losing on the road by an average of 18.2 points. The Cal Poly Mustangs aren't playing good basketball in their own right, but they play their best at home where they've won three of their last four and are a profitable 10-8 ATS on the season. In a toss up contest, you can't back LBSU on the road. Give me Cal Poly at home.

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Randy’s Pick Cal Poly Mustangs -1

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