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#787 Cal Poly vs.
#788 Santa Clara
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00pm EST
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Cal Poly Mustangs vs. Santa Clara Broncos

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 Broncos

The 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 Home

The 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.

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The Broncos are the betting pick here because they have played well against the spread against non-conference opponents and are coming off an impressive win over UC Santa Cruz. Even though they have three returning starters on the team, expectations aren’t very high for the Mustangs, who won only six games last season. The Mustangs will struggle defensively against the Broncos and won’t be able to keep up on the offensive end in this game. The Broncos have lost the last two games in the series and will be looking for a little payback on Friday night, which they will be able to get if they play as they did in their season-opener.

Prediction: Santa Clara Broncos

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The Broncos will be able to score at least 80 points against the Mustangs, but the Mustangs will have a hard time scoring against the Broncos, who held their last opponent to 52 points, and will likely be held to 50 points or less in this game, which will keep the score under the total.

Prediction: Under

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The Broncos will cover the first-half spread in this game because they played well in the first half of their season opener, scoring 52 points. The Mustangs haven’t played yet this season, but they weren’t a good first half team last season and won’t be able to keep up with the Broncos in the first half of this game.

Prediction: Santa Clara Broncos

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The Broncos are averaging 52 points per game in the first half and will be able to maintain that average against the Mustangs, who aren’t expected to be a good defensive team. The Mustangs will struggle to score against the Broncos and finish the half with close to 30 points, which should help them push the score over the first half total.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.