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Long Beach State vs. Southern Utah - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-1) at Long Beach State 49ers (2-7)
Date & Time Wednesday December 5, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Long Beach State 49ers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 151
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NCAA BB | Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-1) at Long Beach State 49ers (2-7)
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds visit the Long Beach State 49ers in a Wednesday college basketball bout.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds improved to 4-1 with a 111-64 rout of sub-division San Diego Christian. Southern Utah went wire to wire with a 24 point lead after 20 minutes behind a hefty 50.6%-33.3% shooting advantage with 12 more shot attempts.

Jacob Calloway paced the Thunderbirds scoring spree with 20 points and five pulls with Kenton Eskridge adding 16 points, four pulls and three assists. Southern Utah received 15 points from Brandon Better followed by 12 point and eleven point performances from Maizen Fausett and Cameron Oluyitan with Faussett hauling in 14 rebounds.

Things haven’t gone favorably for the Long Beach State 49ers who are staring at a 2-7 record after a 74-70 defeat at San Diego as a 10.5 point underdog on Saturday. Long Beach State was outshot 44.6%-40.7% which was the difference.

Temidayo Yussuf kept the 49ers in the game as he poured in 28 points with six boards on 10-13 marksmanship and 8-10 at the line. Long Beach State saw another 19 points from Edon Maxhuni on 7-14 from the field while Bryan Alberts chipped in with nine points and KJ Byers hauled in 14 rebounds.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and Southern Utah 

Thunderbirds are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Long Beach State 49ers 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and Long Beach State 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Long Beach State has done well against some decent squads of late but Southern Utah has the talent to hang tough…

Pick:
Southern Utah +5.5

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