Long Beach State 49ers face Pacific Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Long Beach State 49ersPacific Tigers
March 9, 8:00 PM | Spanos Center

Long Beach State 49ers vs Pacific Tigers Odds

18-11TEAM RECORD18-12

The Pacific Tigers will try to cover the spread at Spanos Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Long Beach State 49ers in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Tigers are 18-12 overall and 13-12-2 ATS ATS, while the 49ers are 18-11 and 11-16 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Pacific boasts a 14-12 on the OU, and Long Beach State is 12-12.

View Long Beach State vs Pacific Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tigers installed as 4.5-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 Tigers, most recently No. 163 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the 49ers, who rate No. 157 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-68 victory for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pacific's No. 277-rated squad against Long Beach State's No. 165-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pacific rates No. 145 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 83 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.2 points per game. Pacific, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

Long Beach State was a 77-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UC Davis. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. UC Davis was victimized for 24 points and 14 rebounds by James Ennis as the 49ers bested the Aggies 77-76 in college basketball action on Thursday.

Last time out for Pacific, they were a 70-62 winner as they battled UC Irvine at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Tigers grabbed a 70-62 win over the Anteaters on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Sama Taku at Spanos Center.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing UC Davis are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing UC Irvine are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few 49ers at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Long Beach State's last 8 games on the road
Long Beach State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pacific
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pacific
Long Beach State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pacific is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pacific's last 5 games when playing at home against Long Beach State
Pacific is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pacific's last 6 games