Hawaii vs. Long Beach State - 3/12/16 Big West Championship Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (19-13) at Hawaii Warriors
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Long Beach State 49ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Long Beach State 49ers meet Saturday in the Big West Championship.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look for another win after beating UC Santa Barbara on Friday. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are averaging 77.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Stefan Jankovic is averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while Aaron Valdes is averaging 14.5 points and 2.3 assists. Roderick Bobbitt is the third double-digit scorer and Quincy Smith is dishing 2.5 assists. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 2-0 on neutral courts this season.
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The Long Beach State 49ers look for another win after beating UC Irvine on Friday. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 74.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Nick Faust is averaging 17.2 points and 6.1 rebounds while Justin Bibbins is averaging 11.6 points and 4.9 assists. Travis Hammonds is grabbing five rebounds and Gabe Levin is dishing 1.5 assists. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The 49ers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State 49ers are 3-2 on neutral courts this season.
The 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Warriors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
I've been backing Hawaii pretty much all season long, as the Warriors play at a high level on both sides of the court. Long Beach State is solid as well, but the Warriors have been one of the more consistent teams in the land all season. Look for Hawaii to punch its ticket.