Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Cal Poly Mustangs Betting Prediction


The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-6) visit Robert A. Mott Gym to go head-to-head with the Cal Poly Mustangs (2-5). The Wildcats will attempt to put an end to a five-game road losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Cal Poly Mustangs ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Mustangs beat the Menlo Oaks, 82-75, while the Wildcats were blown out by the DePaul Blue Demons, 80-58.

Cal Poly dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.420 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7. Menlo was 0.153 and 20.0, respectively, for those same stats. Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 15.6). Cal Poly’s Kuba Niziol had a good outing, putting up 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, was led by Cletrell Pope, who finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.

The Wildcats won the lone game between these two teams last season, 67-53. Bethune-Cookman’s 0.207 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Cal Poly, who had a mark of 0.091.

It will be a battle of opposite styles as the up-and-down Wildcats will look to push the more grind-it-out Mustangs. Dating back to last season, the Wildcats rank 11th in possessions per game while the Mustangs are 280th.

Bethune-Cookman vs. Cal Poly Free Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Cal Poly, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Bethune-Cookman ranks eighth in rebounds per game (42.1) while Cal Poly ranks 248th (33.7).
  • The Wildcats average 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 74th in the nation. The Mustangs rank 157th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • Cal Poly ranks 91st in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 170th in three pointers allowed per game (22.5).
  • The Wildcats average 15.4 assists per game, which ranks 56th in the country. The Mustangs rank 244th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 92nd in steals per game (6.8) while Cal Poly ranks 234th (5.0).