UC Riverside Highlanders at Cal Poly Mustangs Free Prediction 02/22/20

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The UC Riverside Highlanders (14-14, 4-8 BigWst) and the Cal Poly Mustangs (7-19, 4-8 BigWst) battle at Robert A. Mott Gym. The Highlanders look to snap their five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

UC Riverside Highlanders at Cal Poly Mustangs Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Mustangs lost to the UC Davis Aggies, 77-62, while the Highlanders lost a winnable game to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 56-55.

UC Riverside held Hawaii to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.9 (below their season average of 29.3) while Cal Poly had a better effective field goal percentage (0.511 vs. 0.607). Keith Smith was a key piece for Cal Poly with 11 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Callum McRae played well for UC Riverside, putting up 16 points and nine rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Arinze Chidom led the Highlanders to a 97-64 victory. He scored a game-high 18 points. The Highlanders’ 27.6 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Mustangs, who had a mark of 13.6.

It might be a tough game for Cal Poly on the offensive glass. The Mustangs are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 323rd in offensive rebounding percentage at 22.4 percent. Meanwhile, UC Riverside ranks third in the country at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 79.4 percent.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs. Cal Poly Mustangs Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Cal Poly, ATS Winner – Cal Poly, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UC Riverside ranks 10th in rebounds allowed per game (30.1) while Cal Poly ranks 235th (37.2).
  • The Highlanders rank 35th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while the Mustangs rank 195th (13.7).
  • UC Riverside ranks 106th in three pointers attempted per game (23.1) while Cal Poly ranks 235th (19.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Highlanders have been outscored by an average of 4.4 points in their last five games. For the season, UC Riverside has defeated opponents by an average of 3.6 points.
  • During their last five games, the Mustangs have scored an average of 81.4 points per game (13.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 82.6 points per game (7.4 above their season average).