UC Irvine vs. Long Beach State - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (15-12) at UC Irvine Anteaters (20-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The UC Irvine Anteaters and the Long Beach State 49ers face off on Wednesday in Big West Conference college basketball action.
The UC Irvine Anteaters are 20-8 this season and they have won three of their last five games. UC Irvine is averaging 69.5 points per game and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Luke Nelson leads the Anteaters averaging 13 points per game. Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds, Alex Young is averaging 9.8 points, and Mike Best is averaging 8.6 points. UC Irvine is 9-2 t home and 9-3 in the Big West.
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The Long Beach State 49ers are 15-12 this season and they have won their last six games. LBSU is averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.3 percent. Nick Faust leads the 49ers averaging 17.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Justin Bibbins is averaging 10.9 points, Gabe Levin is averaging 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Travis Hammonds is averaging 9.8 points and 5.0 rebounds. Long Beach State is 5-8 on the road and 9-3 in the Big West.
UC Irvine is 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Long Beach State is 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 road games, 13-6-2 against the spread in their last 21 games, and 6-2-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog is 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two teams.
The total is set at 140 I can see this staying under and that is my free pick.