Western Michigan vs. Long Beach State - 11/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (2-3) at Western Michigan Broncos (3-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos and the Long Beach State 49ers face off on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Western Michigan Broncos are 3-1 this season but they are coming off of a a loss to San Diego on Monday. WMU is averaging 81 points while shooting 53 percent including 42.4 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 74.3 points and their opponents are shooting 51.4 percent. Austin Richie is averaging 16.2 points to led the Broncos. Tucker Haymond is averaging 16 points, David Brown is averaging 15 points and 4.2 rebounds, and Connar Tava is averaging 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. Western Michigan has been outrebounded by their opponents and they are shooting 70 percent from the free throw line.
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The Long Beach State 49ers are 2-3 this season winning two as the home team and losing all three as the road team. LBSU is averaging 74 points and they are shooting 49.3 percent including 41.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Michael Caffey is averaging 18.2 points and 4.0 assists to lead the 49ers. David Samuels is averaging 10.2 points and 6.0 rebounds, Tyler Lamb is averaging 8.7 points, and Mckay LaSalle is averaging 8.6 points. Long Beach State once again has a brutal schedule ahead including games against Texas, Louisville, San Diego State, and Syracuse.
Western Michigan is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 neutral site games, 11-4-1 against the spread in their last 16 games, and 1-4 against the spread against the Big West. Long Beach State is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 5-2-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Normally I like LBSU against the teams not from the bigger conferences but right now I am not feeling it in this one and I see Western Michigan winning outright.