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Long Beach State 49ers vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Preview

Stephen F. Austin LumberjacksLong Beach State 49ers
Feb 22, 9:00 PM | The Walter Pyramid

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

22-3TEAM RECORD17-9

Long Beach State will look to improve on its 17-9 record on Friday when they host Stephen F. Austin in NCAA basketball odds action at The Walter Pyramid.

The 49ers sit at 17-9 (10-14 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lumberjacks are currently 22-3 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Long Beach State is 9-12 OU, and Stephen F. Austin is 0-0 OU.

View Stephen F Austin vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Long Beach State opened as 3-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 49ers sit at No. 159 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lumberjacks sit at No. 81 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lumberjacks will win this game 80-64.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Long Beach State has the nation's No. 100-rated offensive output, at 70.5 PPG. The visiting Lumberjacks defense ranks No. 1 allowing on average 49.7 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.3 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.

Stephen F. Austin was a 50-44 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Sam Houston State. Stephen F. Austin got 15 points from Hal Bateman en route to a 50-44 victory over Sam Houston State on Wednesday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.

Long Beach State was a 71-65 winner in its last match at home against UC Davis. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Long Beach State earned a 71-65 victory over UC Davis on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Keala King at The Walter Pyramid.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing UC Irvine are 5-5
After playing UC Davis are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Lumberjacks at 49ers trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games at home
Long Beach State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Long Beach State's last 9 games

Next up:
Stephen F. Austin home to Northwestern State, Saturday, March 2
Long Beach State at UC Irvine, Saturday, March 2