Who's Playing

Cal Poly @ Cal State Bakersfield

Current Records: Cal Poly 4-10; Cal State Bakersfield 5-6

What to Know

The Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners are 4-0 against the Cal Poly Mustangs since December of 2018, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Tuesday. Cal State Bakersfield's homestand continues as they prepare to take on Cal Poly at 10 p.m. ET Jan. 18 at Icardo Center. The Roadrunners won both of their matches against the Mustangs last season (62-49 and 67-50) and are aiming for the same result this time around.

Cal State Bakersfield was just a bucket short of a victory this past Saturday and fell 65-64 to the California Riverside Highlanders.

Meanwhile, Cal Poly beat the UC Davis Aggies 82-74 this past Saturday.

Cal State Bakersfield is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread this past Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

The Roadrunners are now 5-6 while the Mustangs sit at 4-10. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Cal State Bakersfield is stumbling into the game with the 28th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 64.4 on average. Cal Polies have had an even harder time: they are 11th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 62.2 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Icardo Center -- Bakersfield, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Roadrunners are a solid 7-point favorite against the Mustangs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Roadrunners as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Cal State Bakersfield have won all of the games they've played against Cal Poly in the last eight years.

  • Jan 09, 2021 - Cal State Bakersfield 67 vs. Cal Poly 50
  • Jan 08, 2021 - Cal State Bakersfield 62 vs. Cal Poly 49
  • Dec 21, 2019 - Cal State Bakersfield 72 vs. Cal Poly 50
  • Dec 18, 2018 - Cal State Bakersfield 74 vs. Cal Poly 61