The Long Beach State 49ers and UC Riverside Highlanders meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the SRC Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Long Beach State 49ers Betting Preview
The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 76.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Joel Murray is averaging 15.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Marcus Tsohonis is averaging 14.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Lassina Traore is the third double-digit scorer and Aboubacar Traore is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game.
The UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Preview
The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 71.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Zyon Pullin is averaging 18.1 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Flynn Cameron is averaging 11.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Lachlan Olbrich is the third double-digit scorer, and Kyle Owens is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
LBSU vs UC Riverside Trends
The Beach are 21-10 ATS in their last 31 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Highlanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 35-17 in Beach last 52 road games. The over is 23-10 in Highlanders last 33 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Long Beach State Beach is playing the better ball entering this contest, but I'd need more points to strongly consider them on the road. UC Riverside is still arguably the better team overall, and it wins at home by an average of 11.4 points. UC Riverside is 4-2 ATS when a favorite of 5 or fewer points. Give me the Highlanders.