Who's Playing

Cal Poly @ Fresno State

Current Records: Cal Poly 3-7; Fresno State 8-2

What to Know

The Cal Poly Mustangs haven't won a game against the Fresno State Bulldogs since Dec. 5 of 2015, but they'll be looking to end the drought on Friday. Cal Poly is on the road again on Friday and plays against Fresno State at 10 p.m. ET Dec. 17 at Save Mart Center. The Bulldogs should still be riding high after a win, while Cal Poly will be looking to right the ship.

Cal Poly was just a bucket short of a victory on Monday and fell 78-77 to the Portland Pilots. A silver lining for Cal Poly was the play of guard Trevon Taylor, who had 27 points along with eight boards.

Meanwhile, Fresno State bagged a 63-55 victory over the UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday. Fresno State's guard Jemarl Baker filled up the stat sheet, picking up 18 points.

Cal Poly is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.

Cal Poly is now 3-7 while Fresno State sits at 8-2. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Mustangs are stumbling into the contest with the 30th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 64 on average. The Bulldogs' defense has more to brag about, as they they come into the matchup boasting the 12th fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 56.8. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Save Mart Center -- Fresno, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.00

Odds

The Bulldogs are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Mustangs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 14.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -107

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Series History

Fresno State have won four out of their last five games against Cal Poly.

  • Dec 14, 2019 - Fresno State 62 vs. Cal Poly 37
  • Dec 01, 2018 - Fresno State 76 vs. Cal Poly 67
  • Dec 09, 2017 - Fresno State 83 vs. Cal Poly 63
  • Dec 10, 2016 - Fresno State 73 vs. Cal Poly 59
  • Dec 05, 2015 - Cal Poly 77 vs. Fresno State 65