Kansas vs. Long Beach State - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (1-7) at Kansas Jayhawks (5-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -23 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Long Beach State 49ers and Kansas Jayhawks meet Tuesday night in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Long Beach State 49ers look for a monster upset to snap a rough seven-game losing streak. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 67.7 points on 39.4 percent shooting and allowing 88.7 points on 49.8 percent shooting. Gabe Levin is averaging 13 points and 1.1 assists while Evan Payne is averaging 11.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Justin Bibbins is dishing 3.9 assists and Jordan Griffin is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 40.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State 49ers have lost seven straight road games.
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The Kansas Jayhawks look to keep the ball rolling and build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 84.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Frank Mason III is averaging 21.5 points and five assists while Josh Jackson is averaging 14.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Devonte' Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Lagerald Vick is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 61.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t lost a home game since January of 2014.
The 49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The under is 20-8-1 in Jayhawks last 29 overall and the over is 7-3 in 49ers last 10 overall.
This could be a closer game than expected, as Long Beach State has some shooters and is very battle tested already after playing road games against North Carolina, Louisville, Wichita State and Florida Gulf Coast. The 49ers have been through hell already this season and that could prepare them for this game. However, I think so highly of Kansas and the Jayhawks play so well at home, I'll take the home team here in a blowout.