Cal Poly Mustangs vs. California Golden Bears Free Prediction


The Cal Poly Mustangs (3-5) will travel to Haas Pavilion to challenge the California Golden Bears (3-5). Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and can be seen on Pac-12 Network.

Cal Poly Mustangs vs. California Golden Bears ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Golden Bears fell to the Yale Bulldogs, 76-59, while the Mustangs defeated the Menlo Oaks, 82-75.

Cal Poly played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.420 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7. For those same stats, Menlo had marks of 0.153 and 20.0, respectively. California, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.412 vs. 0.327). California rallied around Paris Austin, who had 18 points. Kuba Niziol, meanwhile played a key role for Cal Poly with 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.

The Golden Bears won the only contest between these two teams last year, 85-82. California did an excellent job of getting and making free throws (25-33; 75.8 percent). Cal Poly, meanwhile, was lights out from beyond the arc (16-28; 57.1 percent).

Dating back to the 2017-18 season, California has done a great job of getting to the free throw line. They rank 29th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.264), but Cal Poly has been among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 36th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.233).

Cal Poly Mustangs at California Golden Bears Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – California, ATS Winner – California, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Cal Poly ranks 80th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while California ranks 279th (16.3).
  • The Mustangs rank 200th in assists per game (12.1) while the Golden Bears rank 247th (9.9).
  • California ranks 44th in blocks allowed per game (3.8) while Cal Poly ranks 70th (3.5).
  • The Mustangs rank 182nd in rebounds per game (33.7) while the Golden Bears rank 281st (34.1).
  • California ranks 26th in steals allowed per game (5.8) while Cal Poly ranks 86th (5.9).