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Long Beach State vs Idaho 12/21/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Idaho Vandals (6-6) vs. Long Beach State Beach (5-6)
December 21, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Long Beach State Beach -11.5 / Idaho Vandals +11.5; Over/Under: +150.5
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The Idaho Vandals and Long Beach State 49ers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Walter Pyramid. The Idaho Vandals look to get above a .500 record. The Long Beach State 49ers look to get back to a .500 record.

The Idaho Vandals are averaging 80.1 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 44 percent shooting. Isaac Jones is averaging 19.3 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Divant’e Moffitt is averaging 16.8 points and 5.4 assists. Terren Frank is the third double-digit scorer and Yusef Salih is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.

The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 74.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Joel Murray is averaging 14.6 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Marcus Tsohonis is averaging 12.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Lassina Traore is dishing 1.2 assists and Jadon Jones is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 62.8 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.

The Vandals are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Beach are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 22-10-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Vandals last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Beach last 4 home games. The underdog is 11-1-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The road team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

This line is kind of bizarre when you can make an argument the Idaho Vandals have been the more impressive team up to this point. Heck, Idaho is winning its last 5 games by an average of 24.4 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field. The Long Beach State 49ers can score the ball, but they’ve also had issues finishing games at times. I’ll gladly take Idaho and the free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Idaho Vandals +11.5

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