Long Beach State Beach (7-9) vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (12-4)
January 15, 2023 12:00 am EDT
The Line: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -7 / Long Beach State Beach +7; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Long Beach State 49ers and Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Long Beach State 49ers look to get back to a .500 record. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors look for their 13th win.
The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 75.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Joel Murray is averaging 15.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Marcus Tsohonis is averaging 12.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Lassina Traore is the third double-digit scorer and Jadon Jones is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 68.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 60.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Noel Coleman is averaging 13.9 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Kamaka Hepa is averaging 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Bernardo da Silva is the third double-digit scorer and Samuta Avea is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
The Beach are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 road games and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Rainbow Warriors are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 7-2 in Beach last 9 overall. The under is 9-4-2 in Rainbow Warriors last 15 Saturday games. The underdog is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Long Beach State 49ers have the offense to hang around here, but this game is more about Hawaii to me. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors have quietly been one of the bigger surprises through 16 games, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 9.2 points. Hawaii is also covering numbers. I like this Hawaii team. I’ll lay the points.