UCLA Bruins vs. Long Beach State 49ers - 12/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (4-4) at UCLA Bruins (5-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Long Beach State 49ers will travel to play the UCLA Bruins in a non-conference game.
The UCLA Bruins are 5-3 and are coming off of a win against Kentucky by a score of 87-77. UCLA out played Kentucky all game and was very impressive in their 50-point second half. Thomas Welsh led UCLA with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Aaron Holiday added 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists for UCLA. UCLA out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-37 and had 16 assists in their victory. UCLA is averaging 80.1 points per game while giving up 75.4 points per game. UCLA is also averaging 42.4 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.4 assists per game for UCLA. Tony Parker is averaging 13.8 points per game and 11 rebounds per game for UCLA. UCLA is shooting 71.5% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Long Beach State 49ers are 5-4 and are coming off of a win against New Mexico State by a score of 67-53. Long Beach State out scored their opponent by ten points in the second half, which led to the victory. Nick Faust led Long Beach State with 16 points and 4 rebounds. A.J. Spencer added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Long Beach State was out rebounded by a total of 43-36 and had 16 assists in their victory. Long Beach State is averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 72.5 points per game. Long Beach State is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game. Nick Faust is averaging 16.3 points per game and 5 assists per game. Long Beach State is shooting 65.6% on free throws, 40.7% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
Long Beach State is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. Long Beach State is 4-22 ATS in their last 26 games against the Pac-12. The over is 6-0 in Long Beach State’s last 6 games. UCLA is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the Big West. UCLA is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 non-conference games. The under is 10-2 in UCLA’s last 12 Sunday games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in theses two teams last 6 meetings.
UCLA looked great against Kentucky, and I think that momentum will carry over into this game. UCLA is clearly the better team and shouldn’t have any trouble in this game. The only worry I have is for a possible let down after the big win in their last game, but that’s not enough for me to pick against them. I am picking UCLA in this one.