Long Beach State 49ers vs Orange College Hoops Game Preview
Long Beach State 49ers vs Syracuse Orange Odds
The visiting Long Beach State 49ers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Carrier Dome against the Syracuse Orange.
The 49ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Orange are 3-0-1 ATS. Long Beach State is 1-2 against the total, while Syracuse is 2-1 versus the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the 49ers were listed as 20-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Orange at No. 13 and the 49ers at No. 191 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 92-63 result in favor of the Orange.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 49ers rank No. 149 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with Syracuse’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Syracuse is college basketball's No. 224-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the 49ers rate No. 96 with 7 per game.
Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 39 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 64-59 loser as they battled Fresno State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. James Ennis poured in 23 points and added 13 rebounds in a losing cause for Long Beach State on Monday, as the Bulldogs rolled to a 64-59 victory over Long Beach State at The Walter Pyramid.
Syracuse was an 84-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 24-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Orange and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Eastern Michigan was handed an 84-48 defeat on Monday at Carrier Dome.
Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Fresno State are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Eastern Michigan are 2-0
After a win are 8-2
A few 49ers at Orange trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Long Beach State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Long Beach State at Ohio State, Saturday, December 8
Syracuse home to Monmouth, Saturday, December 8