Cal Poly vs Long Beach State Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

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The Long Beach State Beach and the Cal Poly Mustangs meet Thursday in college basketball action from Mott Athletic Center. Long Beach State is 10-10 so far. The Beach notched a triple-OT win over UC San Diego in their last outing. As for Cal Poly, they’re currently 7-13 after a loss to UC Davis on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Long Beach State Beach

Long Beach State managed wins over Cal Baptist, St. Katherine, Oakland, Vermont, Idaho, Life Pacific and CSUN in their first 16 games. The Beach are 3-1 since then with wins over Cal Poly, CSU Fullerton and UC San Diego. 

Matched up against UC San Diego on Saturday, the Beach lost a 47-41 halftime lead and had to go to overtime. After three extra periods LBSU had a 112-110 victory. Marcus Tsohonis went off for 46 points, four assists and six rebounds in the win. 

Cal Poly Mustangs

Over on the Cal Poly side, they beat Bethesda, Idaho, Pacific, Cal Baptist, Portland State, SDCC and CSU Northridge in their first 15 outings. The Mustangs have lost to UCSB, Long Beach State, UC Riverside, Uc San Diego and UC Davis since then. 

In the UC Davis game, the Mustangs were up 29-20 at the break. Cal Poly was outscored 45-34 in the second half and took a difficult 65-63 defeat. Both Brantly Stevenson and Alimamy Koroma scored a team-high 14 points each. 


I’ll probably stay with Long Beach State. This should be an interesting matchup, though. The Beach are coming off a pretty exhausting 3OT victory, and they’ve now hit 70 or more points in 14 straight games. That includes a January 12 matchup versus Cal Poly, which LBSU won 77-58 after a 36-21 first half. With this one being at Mott Athletic Center, I can see the Mustangs getting closer here. I’ll still lean Long Beach State on the cover.  

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Long Beach State Beach -4