California Irvine vs. Long Beach State - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

California Irvine vs. Long Beach State - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Bren Events Center)

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The Long Beach State 49ers and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bren Events Center.

The Long Beach State 49ers need a win after splitting their last six games. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 67.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Chance Hunter is averaging 14.8 points and five rebounds while Michael Carter III is averaging 12 points and 2.7 rebounds. Colin Slater is the third double-digit scorer and Joshua Morgan is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State 49ers have lost five of their last seven road games.

The UC Irvine Anteaters look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 73.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Collin Welp is averaging 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds while Eyassu Worku is averaging 12.1 points and 3.8 assists. Evan Leonard is the third double-digit scorer and Tommy Rutherford is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters haven’t lost a home game since December 7.

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The underdog is 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings.

The Long Beach State 49ers aren't the same team they were years ago and have been awful on the road this season. The UC Irvine Anteaters win game at home by an average of 20.7 points and have covered five of their eight home games. The problem is this feels like a lot of points either way, and the Long Beach State 49ers are 7-2 ATS as a double-digit underdog while the UC Irvine Anteaters are 1-5 ATS as a double-digit favorite. LBSU also won the first meeting against UC Irvine about three weeks ago. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Long Beach State 49ers +15.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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