Check out our free Cal Poly vs CSUN pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Northridge. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Cal Poly vs CSUN Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Mustangs vs Matadors Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Cal Poly Mustangs at CSUN Matadors
- Where: Northridge at Premier America Credit Union
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Cal Poly +1, CALPOL -103 | CSUNR -120 O/U 122.5
Cal Poly heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-18. So far, the Mustangs have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 1-11. For the season, Cal Poly has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 2-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mustangs being +1 point underdogs.
Cal Poly’s leading scorer this season is Alimamy Koroma, who is averaging 10.44 points per contest. So far, Koroma has accounted for 17.32% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.6 rebounds per game and 0.44 assists. TJ Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Mustangs, averaging 9.36 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 32.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Cal Poly this season, as they are currently ranked 444th in college basketball at 61.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mustangs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.0%, placing them 495th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Cal Poly, the CSUN Matadors will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 5-19. So far this season, CSUN has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-6. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Matadors as the -1 point favorites. The Matadors have been favored 1 time, going 0-1 straight up.
CSUN will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Atin Wright who is averaging 14.58 points per game for the Matadors. Wright is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Matadors’ offensive game plan is the play of Dionte Bostick who has hit 38.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.43 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for CSUN this season, as they are currently ranked 441st in college basketball at 61.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Matadors’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 452nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Cal Poly Mustangs +1
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Cal Poly Mustangs to cover the spread as the +1 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Cal Poly and CSUN to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 558th and 553rd, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Mustangs, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread on the road. In Cal Poly’s last 10 games on the road, they are 7-3 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Mustangs to cover.