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UC Irvine vs Long Beach State Basketball Picks 3-2-24

Long Beach State Beach (18-11) vs. UC Irvine Anteaters (21-8)
March 2, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -7.5; Over/Under: +153.5
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The Long Beach State Beach and UC Irvine face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Brent Events Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Long Beach State vs UC Irvine prediction.

UC Irvine Coming Off Another Strong Win

UC Irvine faced off against Cal State Northridge in the last game and they were able to secure the 89-64 victory. Bent Leuchten had a strong game putting up 16 points and six rebounds. UC Irvine is averaging 77.2 points while their defense is giving up 67.4 points per game. The defense is ranked 60th in the league and the defense is going to need step up here.  Justin Hohn is averaging 12.8 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Long Beach State is Suddenly Struggling

Long Beach State is suddenly struggling and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State scored 71 points and that wasn’t enough as they lost by five points. Long Beach State is averaging 78.1 points while their defnese is giving up 75.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 69th in the league while the defense is ranked 280th in the league. Marcus Tsohonis is averaging 17.1 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 26.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

UC Irvine vs Long Beach State Betting Prediction

This game is going to be higher scoring. UC Irvine is averaging 77.2 points while Long Beach State is averaging 78.1 points per game. Both of these teams are going to have no issue running up the score and I really don’t trust either of these defenses. UC Irvine scored 89 points in the last game and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Back the over to cash here with ease. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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