Betting on today's Mavericks and Mustangs game? Catch the action at Mott Athletics Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, as the Mustangs hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. In this non-conference matchup, the Mavericks are the betting favorite against the Mustangs. The over/under for the game is 136 points.


The Pick: Cal Poly Mustangs +1.5

This game will be played at Mott Athletics Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Mustangs.
  • Not only will Cal Poly pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Do the Mavericks Have What it Takes on the Road?

Omaha will be playing their thirteenth game of the season when they take on Cal Poly. So far, the Mavericks have a record of 6-6. On the road, they are 1-5 and at home they are 0-1. As Omaha gets ready to face Cal Poly, they hold a 4-3 ATS record. In their previous five games, the team is 1-2 vs. the spread.

After 12 games, Omaha has an over/under record of 3-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 139.1 points per game so far. The Mavericks' last five games have finished with a combined 148 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1.

Compared to their season average of 73.8 points per game, Omaha struggled in their previous game. Against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the Mavericks scored 58 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.6%. Frankie Fidler is leading the team in scoring at 15.2 points per contest. Marquel Sutton has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.2 going into the game.

At this time, the Mavericks' defense is positioned 114th in the country, permitting 68.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the Islanders finished with a field goal percentage of 32% and a total of 62 points vs. Omaha.

Will the Mustangs Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

In their first 11 games, Cal Poly has a record of 3-8. In road games, the Mustangs are 1-7, while they are 1-0 at home. Heading into today's game, Cal Poly holds a 5-4 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Through 11 games, Cal Poly has an over/under record of 5-3-1 with their games averaging a combined 141 points per game so far. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 1-1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 125 points per game.

In their latest game, Cal Poly offense put up 50 points against Weber State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.9% and made 5 threes. Kobe Sanders is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.4 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Jarred Hyder brings a PPG average of 10.4 into the game.

In terms of defense, Cal Poly is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Weber State, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 78 points vs. Cal Poly.