Big West Tournament - Long Beach State favored by 5.5 against CS Fullerton on Thursday

CS Fullerton TitansLong Beach State 49ers
March 14, 9:00 PM | Honda Center

CS Fullerton Titans vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Long Beach State and CS Fullerton on Thursday, with the host 49ers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This game is part of the Big West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Honda Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The 49ers bring a 18-12 record (11-17 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-17 Titans, who are 12-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Long Beach State go 12-13 so far and the Titans go 9-13.

View CS Fullerton vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the 49ers installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the 49ers, most recently No. 161 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Titans, who rate No. 286 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-72 victory for the Titans.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Long Beach State's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 69.7 PPG, against a Titans defense that ranks No. 324 at 74.4 PPG. The 49ers field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, CS Fullerton owns the country's No. 318-rated mark, allowing 76.2 points per game on the highway. Long Beach State, on the other hand, rates No. 181 in scoring at home.

CS Fullerton lost its last outing, a 62-60 result against Cal Poly on March 9. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. CS Fullerton suffered a 62-60 loss against Cal Poly on Saturday, getting 22 points from Alex Harris in a losing effort at Mott Gymnasium.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 71-51 loser as they battled Pacific on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Long Beach State was run off the court by the Tigers on Saturday as Pacific routed them 71-51 at Spanos Center.

CS Fullerton Titans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Cal Poly are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Pacific are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Titans at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing CS Fullerton
Long Beach State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing CS Fullerton
Long Beach State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Long Beach State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games