Hawaii vs. Long Beach State - 2/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (13-15) at Hawaii Warriors (17-11)
College Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Long Beach State 49ers and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors clash Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Long Beach State 49ers hope to get back on track after losing four straight games. On the season, LBSU is averaging 65.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 68.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Mike Caffey is averaging 16.8 points and 3.5 assists while David Samuels is averaging 10.2 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Lamb is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Branford Jones is dishing 1.6 assists. The Long Beach State 49ers have four players averaging at least 6.9 points, and they’re shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 35 percent from downtown. Defensively, LBSU is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look for a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Hawaii is averaging 70.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 67.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Aaron Valdes is averaging 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds while Stefan Jankovic is averaging 10.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. Garrett Nevels is the third double-digit scorer and Roderick Bobbitt is dishing 5.5 assists. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have four players averaging at least 9.5 points, and they’re shooting 68.7 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Hawaii is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last eight games.
The 49ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Long Beach State is playing some pretty bad ball lately and hasn't covered a number in its last five games. Give me Hawaii and the reasonable number at home.