Stephen F. Austin vs. Long Beach State - 12/5/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (5-4) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (4-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm (William R. Johnson Coliseum)
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The Long Beach State 49ers and Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks play Friday night at the William R. Johnson Coliseum.
The Long Beach State 49ers have won three of their last four games and will play their fourth true road game. On the season, Long Beach State is averaging 72.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and is allowing 73.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Mike Caffey leads the 49ers with 18.7 points and 4.2 assists while Tyler Lamb is averaging 11.3 points and five rebounds. David Samuels is grabbing 5.4 rebounds per game and Temidayo Yussuf is shooting 62.5 percent from the field. The Long Beach State 49ers are a fast paced offensive team that wants to get up a ton of shots and is shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc. Of course, the quick style of play continues to hurt the 49ers, as Long Beach State has allowed 70 or more points in five of its nine games and has lost four of them.
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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have won three straight and hope to keep the momentum going. On the season, Stephen F. Austin is averaging 68.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jacob Parker is averaging 15.4 points and six rebounds while Thomas Walkup is averaging 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Clide Geffrard, Jr. is shooting 39.5 percent from the field and Demetrious Floyd is shooting 39.1 percent from deep. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are a very deep team, having nine players averaging at least 15 minutes per game and shoot 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The concerns with the Lumberjacks is that they’re averaging 16 turnovers per game and have just two players averaging more than six points.
The 49ers are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Lumberjacks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
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