Check out our free Hawaii vs Cal Poly pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Luis Obispo. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Hawaii vs Cal Poly Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Rainbow Warriors vs Mustangs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Cal Poly Mustangs
- Where: San Luis Obispo at Mott Athletics Center
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Hawaii -7, HAWAII -332 | CALPOL +253 O/U 121.5
Rainbow Warriors Preview:
Hawaii will take the floor against the Mustangs with an overall record of 16-7. On the road, the Rainbow Warriors will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 2-4. This season, Hawaii has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 13-5. For today’s contest, Hawaii has a betting line set -7 points in their favor.
Hawaii’s leading scorer this season is Noel Coleman, who is averaging 13.57 points per contest. So far, Coleman has accounted for 19.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.7 rebounds per game and 1.91 assists. Jovon McClanahan is the second leading scorer for the Rainbow Warriors, averaging 11.0 points per game. Between him and McClanahan, they are accounting for 35.7% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Hawaii will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Rainbow Warriors are ranked 273rd at 68.9 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 627th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Hawaii is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
The Cal Poly Mustangs head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 7-16. Currently, the Mustangs have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 6-6. So far, the Mustangs have been the underdog 16 times, going 2-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Cal Poly’s leading scorer this season is Alimamy Koroma, who is averaging 10.3 points per contest. So far, Koroma has accounted for 16.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.7 rebounds per game and 0.39 assists. TJ Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Mustangs, averaging 9.87 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 33.2% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Cal Poly Mustangs +7
Our betting model for this contest between the Cal Poly Mustangs and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors has identified Cal Poly at +7 as today’s best bet. Although the Mustangs are the betting underdogs, we like how they have been performing vs the spread at home. Over the school’s last 10 home games, they have a record of 6-4 vs the spread. Although Hawaii has shot well from behind the arc this season, look for the Mustangs’ defense to put the clamps down with their 3-point defense. Our recommendation is to jump on Cal Poly to cover as +7 point home underdogs.