Long Beach State 49ers vs. Hawaii Warriors - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (24-4) at Long Beach State 49ers (17-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (The Walter Pyramid)
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The Hawaii Warriors will travel to play the Long Beach State 49ers in a Big West game on Saturday.
The Long Beach State 49ers are 17-13 (11-4) and are coming off of a win against Cal State Fullerton by a score of 75-73. Long Beach State has won 8 of their last 9 games and is currently 3rd in the Big West standings. Long Beach State defeated Hawaii by a score of 78-64 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Long Beach State is averaging 73.9 points per game while giving up 72.6 points per game. Long Beach State is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Nick Faust is averaging 17 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Long Beach State. Justin Bibbins is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for the 49ers. Long Beach State is shooting 67.1% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Hawaii Warriors are 24-4 (13-2) and are coming off of a win against UC Davis by a score of 67-65. Hawaii has won 8 of their last 9 games and is currently 1st in the Big West standings. Hawaii is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 66.9 points per game. Hawaii is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Stefan Jankovic is averaging 16 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for Hawaii. Aaron Valdes is averaging 14.2 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Warriors. Hawaii is shooting 68.1% on free throws, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 46.2% on all field goal attempts.
Hawaii is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. Hawaii is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Long Beach State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Long Beach State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Long Beach State’s last 6 games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Hawaii has been very impressive this season, but will be on the road for this matchup. Hawaii is the better defensive team and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. Long Beach State won the first meeting between these teams, but I think Hawaii will even up the season series here.