The Long Beach State 49ers and Iona Gaels meet Tuesday in college basketball action at Hertz Arena. Let’s have a look at the Long Beach State vs Iona Prediction.
Long Beach State 49ers Betting Preview
The Long Beach State 49ers look to get back to a .500 record. The Long Beach State 49ers lost by 9 points to Illinois State on Monday. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 74.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Marcus Tsohonis is averaging 22.8 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Aboubacar Traore is averaging 14.3 points and 7 rebounds. Jadon Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Lassina Traore is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
Iona Gaels Betting Preview
The Iona Gaels also look to get back to a .500 record. The Iona Gaels lost to High Point on Monday by 12 points. The Iona Gaels are averaging 75 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Idan Tretout is averaging 25.5 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Greg Gordon is averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds. Wheza Panzo is grabbing 1.5 rebounds and Jeremiah Quigley is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 62.3 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.
The Iona Gaels make a case as the better team here, but both teams are off to shaky starts and I don't expect much better play with this being another game in a row. The Long Beach State 49ers have a history of being able to control the pace offensively, and they'll probably have the best player on the floor for this one. Should be a competitive game. Assuming we get points with LBSU, that's where I'll lean.