Where: Leavey Center, Santa Clara, CA
When: Friday, November 8, 10:00 PM. ET.
The Santa Clara Broncos will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Cal Poly Mustangs on Friday night.
Mustangs Going For Third Consecutive Win Over BroncosThe Mustangs are coming off a six-win season, but they like their chances of picking up the win on Friday because they have won the last two meetings between the two teams. The team also believes they can exceed expectations this season with three starters from last year’s team coming back.
The Mustangs struggled offensively last season, averaging 66.6 points per game, which was 365th in the country. With three starters returning, they are hoping their offense improves this year as they try to compete for the Big West title.
Mark Crowe, who averaged 10 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season, is expected to lead the Mustangs offensively. Job Alexander, who averaged 5.1 points and two rebounds per game, is also expected to be a big part of the offense this season.
The Mustangs didn’t play well defensively last season, giving up 75.3 points per game. They will need to do a better job if they want to win more than six games this year.
Broncos Trying Stay Perfect At HomeThe Broncos kicked the season off with a win over UC Santa Clara and will try to keep the momentum going when they face the Mustangs, who have won the last two meetings between the two teams.
Santa Clara played well on offense in their last game, scoring 97 points against the Banana Slugs. The team shot 55.9 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from three-point range.
DJ Mitchell led the way for the Broncos with 18 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Giordan Williams finished with 16 points and four rebounds, while Jalen Williams added 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists for the Broncos.
Santa Clara also played well on the defensive end, holding the Banana Slugs to 52 points. They didn’t play well on the defensive e end last season. But if they continue playing as they did against UC Santa Clara, they will be able to compete for the WCC title.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Cal Poly is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
- 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- 6-18-4 ATS in their last 28 road games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Santa Clara is:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
- 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.