Cal Poly vs. Hawaii - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (14-7) at Cal Poly Mustangs (6-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Robert A. Mott Gym)
The Line: Cal Poly Mustangs +4.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Cal Poly Mustangs meet in college basketball action from Mott Athletic Center on Saturday.
Hawaii is currently 14-7 on the season. The Warriors won four straight versus Cal Poly, UCSB, UC Davis and CSUN before losing to UC Santa Barbara Thursday in their last game.
In the loss to the Gauchos, Hawaii’s Justin Hemsley led the team on 13 points with five rebounds. Also in double-digits for the Warriors there was Dawson Carper with 11 points and two rebounds.
Over on the Cal Poly side, they’re 6-16 so far. The Mustangs are 2-4 in their last five games, falling to Hawaii, UC Riverside, UC Irvine and UC Davis but otherwise beating CSUF and Long Beach State.
In the win over the 49ers, Cal Poly’s Junior Ballard led the way with 22 points, four rebounds and two assists. Tuukka Jaakkola added 16 points with three rebounds there, and both Jamal Smith and Mark Crowe had 11 points apiece.
The Mustangs are 21-51-2 ATS in their last 74 Saturday games and 14-41 ATS in their last 55 home games. Cal Poly is 9-26-1 ATS in their last 36 after an ATS win and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, the Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall. The over is 9-4 in Hawaii’s last 13 road games and 10-3 in their last 13 after an ATS loss.
Cal Poly has had a few good outings in this new calendar year, as they put up 92 versus LBSU and 101 versus CSUF. Thing is, they’ve also given up 74 or more in four of their last six games so it’s been pretty dicey.
In any case, Hawaii has had a few close calls—and a few duds—here and there lately, but on the whole they’ve been pretty reliable. I’m going to stick with the Warriors on the cover here.