A Big West Tournament first-round matchup is on tap between the seventh-seed Cal State Fullerton Titans and the 10th-seed Cal Poly Mustangs at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Cal Poly is 3-19 overall, while Cal State Fullerton is 6-9. The Titans have dominated this series in recent years, winning eight of their last 10 matchups against Cal Poly.
The Titans are favored by 5.5-points in the latest Cal Poly vs. Cal State Fullerton odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 140. Before entering any Cal State Fullerton vs. Cal Poly picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Cal Poly vs. Cal State Fullerton spread: Cal Poly +5.5
- Cal Poly vs. Cal State Fullerton over-under: 140 points
What you need to know about Cal Poly
On Saturday, the Mustangs lost to the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos by a decisive 70-54 margin. Cal Poly had three players score in double-figures on Saturday, including guard Keith Smith, who finished with 11 points, six assists and three rebounds. For the season, Smith is averaging 5.4 points, 3.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
Cal Poly has lost eight consecutive games, but the Mustangs have been sensational against the spread recently. In fact, Cal Poly is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games. The Mustangs are also 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when playing as the underdog.
What you need to know about Cal State Fullerton
Meanwhile, Cal State Fullerton came up short against the UC San Diego Tritons on Saturday. Tray Maddox Jr. had a strong showing in the loss, finishing with 30 points, four rebounds and three assists. The junior guard is averaging 16.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game this season.
Despite suffering a setback in their last outing, the Titans will be confident they can secure a victory on Tuesday night. That's because Cal State Fullerton is 8-1 in its last nine games against Cal Poly. In addition, the Titans are 12-6 against the spread in their last 18 meetings against the Mustangs.
How to make Cal State Fullerton vs. Cal Poly picks
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