CSUN Matadors vs. Cal Poly Mustangs Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The CSUN Matadors (6-11, 1-0 BigWst) will be at Robert A. Mott Gym to clash with the Cal Poly Mustangs (3-12, 0-1 BigWst) in a BigWst matchup. The game starts at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

CSUN Matadors vs. Cal Poly Mustangs ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Mustangs lost big to the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 63-45, while the Matadors had no trouble getting past the Long Beach State Beach, 95-77.

CSUN dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.339 (above their season average of 0.223) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.636 (above their season average of 0.505). For those same stats, Long Beach State was 0.159 and 0.478, respectively. Cal Poly, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (14-18; 77.8 percent). Colby Rogers played a pivotal role for Cal Poly with 16 points. CSUN, meanwhile, was lifted by Lamine Diane, who recorded 33 points and 15 rebounds.

The Matadors dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last matchup, CSUN won 83-65. The Matadors’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Mustangs. CSUN had a rate of 4.0, while Cal Poly posted a mark of 9.0. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

This game should be a battle of opposite paces. CSUN prefers an up-and-down style of play (67th in possessions per game), while Cal Poly is methodical (262nd in possessions per game).

CSUN Matadors at Cal Poly Mustangs Betting Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – CSUN, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • CSUN ranks 76th in assists per game (14.5) while Cal Poly ranks 249th (9.8).
  • The Matadors rank 222nd in rebounds per game (33.5) while the Mustangs rank 260th (31.1).
  • The Mustangs rank 83rd in three pointers allowed per game (20.5) while the Matadors rank 240th (26.1).
  • CSUN ranks 35th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Cal Poly ranks 164th (7.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Mustangs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.8, up from 9.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Matadors have scored an average of 90.8 points per game (14.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.4 points per game (3.7 below their season average).