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St. Mary's vs. LBSU - 11/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
LBSU at St. Mary's
Date & Time Thursday November 14, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
McKeon Pavilion
Moraga, CA
The Line
St. Mary's -21.0 . Total 136.0
TV Channel
WCC Network
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The Long Beach State 49ers hit the road for a matchup with the 18th ranked St. Mary's Gaels.  The 49ers are (1-2) on the season and are coming off a 86-58 loss to the Stanford Cardinals.  The Gaels are (1-1), after dropping a game to the Winthrop Eagles, 61-59.  

In the loss to the Cardinals, the 49ers were guided by max de Geest, totaling 13 points in the loss.  The 49ers shot 40% from the floor, while allowing the Cardinals to shoot 53%.  The 49ers were also out shot from 3-point range, 43% to 30%.  Long Beach State had an assist to turnover margin of 9 to 19.  The 49ers trailed by as many as 38 points.

In the Gaels shocking loss to the Eagles, the Gaels were led in scoring by Jordan Ford.  Ford was 9 of 19 from the floor, totaling 22 points and pulling down 6 rebounds.  The Gaels were out shot 46% to 40%.  Neither team was great from the foul line.  Eagles made a pitiful 40%, while the Gaels made 66%.  Each team had 15 turnovers.

Recent Betting Trends:

49ers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

49ers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.

The under is 8-3 in 49ers last 11 non-conference games.

Gaels are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.

Gaels are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.

The under is 4-1 in Gaels last 5 home games.

The Gaels are 0-2 ATS this season and are coming off a shocking loss to the Winthrop Eagles.  You can bet St. Mary's will be coming out to prove a point that they still belong in the top 25 rankings.  Besides losing to the Cardinals, the 49ers have lost to UCLA and have beat San Diego.  The gaels are clearly a lot better then what they showed against the Eagles.  I'm going to take St. Mary's here because I think they will have something to prove.  Final score prediction, St. Mary's will win and cover, 85-63. 

Pick:
SMC -21.0
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