Hawaii Warriors vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Walter Pyramid Saturday as host Long Beach State looks to handle the Hawaii Warriors in NCAA hoops action.
The 49ers currently sports a 7-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-9 ATS. The Warriors are 9-6 and 6-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 49ers produce a 5-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Warriors have gone 3-7 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 223 (49ers) and the No. 148 (Warriors) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-65 result in favor of the Warriors has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Beach State's No. 187-ranked scoring average of 67.3 PPG, against a Warriors defense rated No. 265 and allowing 70.5 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 42% to date this season, less than the Warriors shooters have managed so far (46% per game).
Defensively, Hawaii features the nation's No. 217-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.
Hawaii lost its last outing, a 68-64 result against UC Irvine on January 9. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. The Warriors got 15 points from Vander Joaquim, but it was UC Irvine that prevailed in a 68-64 final on Wednesday at Bren Events Center.
In their last action, Long Beach State was a 78-69 winner at home against CS Northridge. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Long Beach State got 18 points from Deng Deng en route to a 78-69 victory over CS Northridge on Wednesday at The Walter Pyramid.
Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pacific are 1-3
After playing UC Irvine are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5
Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing UC Riverside are 7-3
After playing CS Northridge are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Warriors at 49ers trends to consider:
Hawaii is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Long Beach State is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Long Beach State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Hawaii home to Pacific, Thursday, January 17
Long Beach State at UC Riverside, Thursday, January 17