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Long Beach State vs. Santa Barbara - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-10) at Long Beach State 49ers (9-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm (The Walter Pyramid)

The Line: Long Beach State 49ers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Long Beach State 49ers and the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos face off on Thursday in Big West college basketball action.

The Long Beach State 49ers are 9-12 this season and have lost three of their last four games. LBSU is averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.4 percent. Nick Faust leads the 49ers averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Justin Bibbins is averaging 11.4 points and 5.3 assists, Gabe Levin is averaging 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Travis Hammonds is averaging 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Long Beach State is 5-2 at home and 3-3 in the Big West.

Long Beach State vs. Santa Barbara - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos are 8-10 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a two game losing skid. UCSB is averaging 68.7 points per game and they are shooting 42.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Michael Bryson leads the Gauchos averaging 18.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Gabe Vincent is averaging 13.8 points, John Green is averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Sam Beeler is averaging 6.7 points. UCSB is 5-5 on the road and 2-3 in the Big West.

Long Beach State is 9-4-2 against the spread in their last 15 games, 9-20 against the spread against the Big West, and 6-1-2 against the spread following a loss. UC-Santa Barbara is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 5-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. UCSB is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games at LBSU.

Long Beach State won and covered in the first meeting and I see them doing it again here at home. 

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Long Beach State 49ers -4.5

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