NCAA hoops odds preview - Pacific vs. Long Beach State
Pacific Tigers vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Pacific when they take on the Long Beach State 49ers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The 49ers sit at 4-7 (2-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 6-6 (4-4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Long Beach State is 3-3 OU, and Pacific is 6-2 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the 49ers in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Tigers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 49ers sit at No. 223 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 114 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 71-59.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Long Beach State has the nation's No. 234-rated offensive output, at 65 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 65.9 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 39.5% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.
Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Pacific was an 80-42 winner at home against Cal Maritime. Pacific cruised to victory on Friday, running Cal Maritime out of the gym and running up an 80-42 score at Spanos Center.
Long Beach State was an 89-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UCLA. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Dan Jennings went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as UCLA handed Long Beach State an 89-70 defeat at Pauley Pavilion.
Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UC Davis are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cal Poly are 8-2
After playing UCLA are 0-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Tigers at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pacific's last 7 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Pacific is 5-8-2 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Pacific is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Pacific is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pacific
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing Pacific
Long Beach State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 7 games when playing at home against Pacific
Pacific at UC Davis, Saturday, January 5
Long Beach State at Cal Poly, Thursday, January 3