Cal Poly Mustangs (1-1) vs Washington State Cougars (1-1)Date : 11/19/2018
Time : 9:00 pm EST
Location : Beasley Coliseum, Pullman Washington
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Cal Poly Mustangs vs Washington State Cougars
The Cal Poly Mustangs will travel to Beasley Coliseum in Pullman Washington, to face the Washington State Cougars on Monday night at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Mustangs even their record at 1-1 with a 82-61 road loss to the Arizona Wildcats on On November 11th. In this outing, the Wildcats outscored the Mustangs 41-27 in the second half while also shooting 47% from the field in the contest in addition to holding Cal Poly to only 38% shooting from the floor.
The Washington State Cougars also even their record at 1-1 with a huge loss to the Seattle RedHawks in their last outing by a 78-69 score. The Cougars had an awful night on offense in shooting less than 30% both from the floor as well as from the 3-point line as the RedHawks shot slightly over 50% for the game.
Cal Poly Mustangs's Latest Performance :
The Cal Poly Mustangs even their record at 1-1 also with an 82-69 road loss to the Arizona Wildcats in their last timeout as the Mustangs were only able to Shoot 38% for the night while allowing the Wildcats to connect on 46% of their shots from the floor. The Wildcats also outrebounded the Mustangs by a margin of 40-27 while Arizona also shot 64% from 3 point range in the win. Marcellus Garrick led the Mustangs in scoring with 16 points for the game as leading scorer for the year, Donovan fields, only had seven points on 3 for 16 shooting for the night.
On the defensive end, the Mustangs are allowing teams to score 78 points per game on 47% shooting from the floor per outing. With that being the case, expect them to attempt to establish themselves on the defensive end versus a Washington State team that has also struggled offensively this year.
Washington State Cougars's Latest Performance :
The Washington State Cougars even their record at 1-1 on the season after suffering a 78-69 lost over the Seattle RedHawks in their last outing. The Cougars were never able to get into a groove throughout the contest as they shot 29% from the floor while nailing only 6 of 24 3-pointers for the game. Reserve Isaiah Wade scored 17 points along with grabbing 10 rebounds in the loss for the Cougars while CJ elleby scored 12 points along with eight rebounds in defeat.
In all, the loss was very typical for Washington State in that they have struggled on the offensive in this year as well as being a bit shaky on the defensive side as well. They will now seek to get back on track versus a Cal Poly team that has had similar problems this year yet seeking to pick up a much-needed win.
How Cal Poly Mustangs & Washington State Cougars Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cal Poly is 1-0 ATS while the OU is 0-1
Washington State is 1-1 ATS while the OU is 0-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be an important game for both Cal Poly as well as Washington State in that they will both be looking to atone from losses in their last timeout. With that being said, expect the focus to be there for both teams while this game will likely be a low-scoring and competitive contest do to both offense having a tendency to struggle in shooting the ball. Nonetheless, both teams will bring their A-game as this will certainly be a matchup that can build confidence for both squads moving forward.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Washington State Cougars
My reason for the pick :
While I must say that the Cougars and Mustangs have struggled alike in 2018, I must back the Cougars in this instance in that they are at home along with possessing a more consistent offense, overall. With that being the case, expect the Cougars to grind out a hard fought victory over a Cal Poly Mustangs team that will certainly be looking to get back into the win column after a terrible loss in their last outing. Nonetheless, Washington State will dash their hopes in the end as they will pull away due to making critical shots down the stretch while getting pivotal stops on defense.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this matchup as both teams have struggled on offense throughout the year. And while they may be facing the defenses that are less than stellar in this contest, look for both offenses to continue to struggle as has been the case early on in the season en route to the matchup being a low-scoring yet competitive match up to where the point total will not surpass its set limit.
Betting trends for Cal Poly Mustangs:
- The Mustangs are 1-11-2 ATS in their last 14 road games.
The Mustangs are 18-42-2 ATS in their last 62 games overall.
Betting trends for Washington State Cougars:
- The Cougars are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
The Over is 6-2 in Cougars last 8 overall