The Mustangs return a league-high 11 players from last year’s 19-11 team that appeared in the Big West Tournament championship game and should make a mark versus basketball odds this year.
College basketball odds show that after a 9-9 start, the Mustangs won 10 of their last 12 games. Experts that bet college basketball odds know that the Mustangs posted a 9-5 record to finish in a tie for second in conference play. Experts at college basketball odds know it was Cal Poly’s best conference showing since the Mustangs ending the 1997-98 season in second place in the Big West Western Division.
Experts that look at college basketball odds see that the Mustangs return 65.4% of their scoring and 57.4% of their rebounding from a year ago.
Experts that consider basketball odds know that Cal Poly lost two of its top three scorers, and must find a way to replace Derek Stockalper. The good news according to college basketball odds experts is that senior Dawin Whiten has ranked among the Big West top 10 in three-pointers made per game in each of his first three seasons in San Luis Obispo. College basketball odds experts know that Whiten stands fourth in Cal Poly history with 172 three-pointers. College basketball odds experts see that junior 5-11 guard Trae Clark is the team’s floor leader. College basketball odds experts know that he ranked fourth in the Big West with 3.7 assists per game last season. Clark also was the Mustangs’ fourth-leading scorer. Basketball odds experts see that the Mustangs have 6-7 junior forward Titus Shelton and 6-8 senior forward Dreshawn Vance upfront. Shelton (8.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg) and Vance (6.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg) both ranked in the conference’s top five in blocked shots in 2006-07. College basketball odds experts know that junior guard Chaz Thomas scored a career-high 31 points in the championship game of the Big West Tournament. College basketball odds experts remember he averaged 8.6 ppg last year.
Experts that bet college basketball odds know that the team got some extra time in the offseason with a four-game swing through Australia. Head coach Kevin Bromley had his contract extended to 2010 and Cal Poly should be a force with him behind the bench this season versus basketball odds.