49ers open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats
Long Beach State 49ers vs Arizona Wildcats Odds
The Arizona Wildcats will be trying to slam the Long Beach State 49ers on Monday when the teams tip off at McKale Center in college betting action.
This season, the Wildcats are 2-0 overall and 1-0 ATS ATS, while the 49ers are 1-2 and 0-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Arizona boasts a 0-1 on the OU, and Long Beach State is 0-1.
The visitors opened as 16-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - 49ers odds would favor the 49ers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 244 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Long Beach State is at No. 27. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-59 win for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 81-ranked offense, averaging 77 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 218 at 68.3 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.4% per game.
Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
Long Beach State lost its last outing, a 78-63 result against North Carolina on November 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. The 49ers endured a 78-63 loss at the hands of the Tar Heels on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from James Ennis at The Walter Pyramid.
Arizona was a 72-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Arizona cruised to victory on Thursday, running Texas El Paso out of the gym and running up a 72-51 score at McKale Center.
Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
After playing North Carolina are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Northern Arizona are 4-3
After playing Texas El Paso are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
A few 49ers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Long Beach State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Arizona is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Long Beach State at Fresno State, Sunday, November 25
Arizona home to Northern Arizona, Wednesday, November 28