Long Beach State Beach (2-3) at Cal State-Fullerton Titans (1-2)
College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Cal State-Fullerton Titans -1.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Long Beach State 49ers and CSU Fullerton Titans meet Friday in college basketball action at the Titan Gym.
The Long Beach State 49ers look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 73.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Washington is averaging 16.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Michael Carter III is averaging 15 points and 2.2 rebounds. Joe Hampton is the third double-digit scorer and Chance Hunter is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
The CSU Fullerton Titans look for a win to rebound from a 1-2 start. The CSU Fullerton Titans are averaging 72.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Wayne Arnold is averaging 19 points and four rebounds while Tray Maddox Jr. is averaging 14.3 points and 1.7 rebounds. Dante Maddox Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Vincent Lee is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The CSU Fullerton Titans are shooting 43.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Fullerton Titans are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.3 rebounds per game.
The Beach are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Titans are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in Beach last 4 overall. The over is 10-4 in Titans last 14 overall. The home team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
There's not a ton of sample size to go off here and both teams have had their struggles in limited games. However, it's the CSU Fullerton Titans who have shown more promise on the offensive side and probably have the best player on the court here. The Long Beach State 49ers aren't scoring and get killed defensively in transition. I'll lay the bucket with the CSU Fullerton Titans at home.