Big West Conference: Cal Poly SLO vs CSU Northridge

Big West Tournament

Cal Poly SLO Mustangs vs. CSU Northridge Matadors

Date/Time: March 15, 2014, 10:30 p.m. EST

Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California

TV: ESPN2

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The college basketball conference championships feature some of the best teams in the country and occasionally an underdog will emerge and challenge a tiop team for a title. When the Big West Tournament takes place late on Saturday night there will be the interesting situation when two underdogs are fighting for the top spot and an invite to the 2014 NCAA tournament. The only way that one of these teams gets the invite is if they can win the Big West Tournament.

Game Overview:

The Cal Poly SLO Mustangs and the CSU Northridge Matadors realize that they are in a winner take all kind of basketball game with everything on the line. The latest college basketball conference championship odds for this game have the Mustangs listed as just two point favorites. That line is so close which is indicative of how exciting that this game could be.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo which has turned the Big West Tournament upside down has pulled off some crazy upsets. The No. 7-seeded Mustangs stunned the top-seeded Anteaters, 61-58, in the semifinals Friday night and they still have some work to do. The Mustangs held a 31-29 lead at halftime, and then extended the margin to 41-31 with 16:25 left in the game. David Nwaba and Chris Eversley each scored 14 points and are just a few of the many weapons on this team. That win put the school back in the headlines yet again. Cal Poly advances into the championship game of the tournament for the third time in school history and would like to finish what they have started.

The latest college basketball betting trends for this tournament championship reveal that the Matadors have the edge in the wagering angles department in this big game. The Matadors are 4-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 4 games when playing against a team with a losing straight up record, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a win against the spread and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mustangs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a win against the spread.

The Mustangs and the Matadors both deserve a round of applause for their performances in the Big West tournament, but only one can team will be able to emerge victorious and that team will be the Mustangs.

Free Pick: Cal Poly SLO Mustangs

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