Duke vs. Long Beach State - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (6-8) at Duke Blue Devils (10-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Long Beach State 49ers and Duke Blue Devils meet Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Long Beach State 49ers could use a feel good win after losing four of their last five games. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 72 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Nick Faust is averaging 16.1 points and 2.1 assists while Travis Hammonds is averaging 10.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Justin Bibbins is dishing 5.9 assists and A.J. Spencer is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. Long Beach State is allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.5 turnovers per game. The Long Beach State 49ers have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Duke Blue Devils look to build on their solid 10-2 start to the season. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 87.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 19.8 points and 3.3 assists while Brandon Ingram is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Matt Jones is dishing 2.1 assists and Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. Duke is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Duke Blue Devils haven’t lost a home game since January 13th.
The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Blue Devils are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Long Beach State is a team that pushes the pace and can put the ball in the hoop. The 49ers have beaten BYU, and hung around with teams such as Oklahoma State, San Diego State and UCLA. However, Duke at Cameron Indoor is a whole different animal. I like the Blue Devils big.