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LBSU vs. Cal State Fullerton - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cal State Fullerton at LBSU
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
The Line
Long Beach State 49ers -3 -- Over/Under: 147
TV Channel
Big West Conference
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The CSU Fullerton Titans will travel to Walter Pyramid to take on the Long Beach State 49ers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The CSU Fullerton Titans snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 5-12 (1-2 Big 12) on the season after defeating the UC Riverside Highlanders, 69-61, this past Thursday. CSU Fullerton was solid on the offensive end and pulled away after an 18-6 run gave the Titans a 60-48 lead with 4:24 left in regulation. CSU Fullerton shot 50.0% from the field and 45.5% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Titans was Kyle Allman Jr. who had 21 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists.

On the season, CSU Fullerton is averaging 71.7 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field. The Titans are averaging 6.0 three-pointers per game on 31.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, CSU Fullerton has been led by Khalil Ahmad (17.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.6 spg), Kyle Allman Jr. (17.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.9 apg), Jackson Rowe (10.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Austen Awosika (8.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, CSU Fullerton is allowing their opponents to an average of 72.0 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Titans have a rebound margin of 0.0 and a turnover margin of -0.8.

The Long Beach State 49ers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 8-10 (2-0 Big West) on the season after defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters, 80-70, this past Wednesday. Long Beach was outstanding on the offensive end agianst the tough UC Irvine defense and was able to pull away after an 11-0 49ers run gave Long Beach State a 67-58 lead with 3:14 left in regulation. Long Beach State shot 49.1% from the field and committed just five turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the 49ers was Deishuan Booker who had 28 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.

On the season, Long Beach State is averaging 75.3 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The 49ers are averaging 7.1 three-pointers per game on 35.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Long Beach State has been led by Deishuan Booker (16.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.6 spg), Temidayo Yussuf (12.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.3 apg), Bryan Alberts (11.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg), and KJ Byers (7.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg).

Defensively, Long Beach State is allowing their opponents to average 76.1 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The 49ers have a rebound margin of -1.9 and a turnover margin of -0.1.

The Titans are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The 49ers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last game vs. Big West opponents.

CSU Fullerton has lost 7 of their last 9 games and have struggled on the offensive end this season as they come into this game rank just T-231st in scoring offense, 175th in FG%, and 302nd in 3P-FG%. Long Beach State has won 5 of their last 6 games and although their defense has struggled a bit, the 49ers offense currently ranks 138th in scoring offense and has averaged 82.6 ppg in their last 3 games vs. D-I opponents.

Long Beach State is playing some of their best basketball of the season as of late and if they can beat UC Irvine by double-digits on the road, I think they’ll have no trouble cover this small home spread agianst the Titans. Take Long Beach State to cover!

Pick:
Long Beach State 49ers -3

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