Weber State vs Cal Poly Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 16 (Mustangs Make Easy Work of Wildcats at Home)

Larry Rupp
Weber State vs Cal Poly prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Weber State vs Cal Poly prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Don Feria
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Weber State vs Cal Poly Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Weber State Wildcats (3-7, 0-4 Away) vs. Cal Poly Mustangs (5-4, 4-1 Home)
Date: Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Robert A. Mott Athletics Center — San Luis Obispo, CA
Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Friday with an intriguing matchup between the Weber State Wildcats and Cal Poly Mustangs. Weber State snapped a four-game losing streak with an 82-58 win over St. Martin's University on Saturday as Steven Verplancken Jr. stepped up with 21 points.

Meanwhile, Cal Poly fell short in a 74-68 loss to Washington in its most recent game on Tuesday. Eight different Mustangs players scored at least one bucket as Trevon Taylor and Chance Hunter led the way with 13 points each. The Huskies' 30 free throw attempts in that game sealed the win, though.

Weber State vs Cal Poly Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: WEBER: (+198) | CALPO: (-245)
Spread: WEBER: +5.5 (-106) | CALPO: -5.5 (-114)
Total: 127.5 —Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Cal Poly enters this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 127.5 points, which is below average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Weber State vs Cal Poly Prediction & Pick

There's no denying that Weber State's offense has been a mess this season. The Wildcats rank 328th in scoring (61.6 points per game) and have one player on the roster averaging more than 9.5 points per game. It hasn't been much better on the other end, either, as they rank 307th in defensive efficiency.

All signs point to a comfortable win for the Mustangs here. Cal Poly is averaging 71.5 points per home game, which greatly outshines its mark of 55.3 on the road. It also entered halftime against a solid Washington team with an 11-point lead on Tuesday, so the Mustangs came close to a great upset.

Weber State has just one win against a D1 team this season, so fading the Wildcats is the way I lean on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Weber State: 57 | Cal Poly: 68

Weber State vs Cal Poly Betting Trends

- Weber State is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games against a Big West opponent.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Weber State's last 12 games.
- Cal Poly is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight home games.
- The total has hit the under in nine of Cal Poly's last 13 games.

Weber State vs Cal Poly Best Bet

It's surprising to see this spread set at just 5.5 points as Cal Poly is an impressive 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight home games. The Mustangs are also 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games in December. Talk about making a clear statement.

On the other side, Weber State is a dismal 1-8 ATS in its last nine games overall and 1-7 ATS in its last eight away games. The Wildcats have lost all four of their road games by at least 10 points this year and would need everything to go right to keep the score close against an underrated Cal Poly squad.

Bet: Cal Poly Mustangs -5.5 (-114)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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