Long Beach State vs. Hawaii - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (9-4) at Long Beach State 49ers (6-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10:00 pm (The Walter Pyramid)
The Line: Long Beach State 49ers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors and Long Beach State 49ers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Walter Pyramid.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 70.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Sheriff Drammeh is averaging 11.8 points and 2.3 assists while Michael Thomas is averaging 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Gibson Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Brocke Stepteau is dishing 2.4 assists. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Long Beach State 49ers need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 72.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Gabe Levin is averaging 15 points and 7.2 rebounds while Bryan Alberts is averaging 14 points and 1.3 assists. Deishuan Booker is dishing 5.7 assists and Jordan Griffin is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State 49ers have won three of their last five home games.
The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big West and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The 49ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big West. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Long Beach St., 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors aren't the same team on the road as they are at home and can struggle big time when it comes to getting stops. The Long Beach State 49ers haven't played at home much this season, but they usually play well when they do, as they do a good job of pushing the pace and scoring a boatload of points. This is going to be an up and down game that could go either way, but I'm giving the edge to the home squad.