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USC Trojans face Long Beach State 49ers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

USC Trojans Long Beach State 49ers
7-3 December 19, 2013, 10:30 | The Walter Pyramid 1-9



Long Beach State looks to cover the 49ers-Trojans pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 1-9 mark when they host USC in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Trojans have watched them go 7-3 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the 49ers are at 1-9 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 4-5, while the Trojans have a 4-4 mark.

View USC Trojans vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting USC before tip-off in this one found them as -1.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 317 (49ers) and the No. 219 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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USC won its last outing, a 63-59 result against CS Bakersfield on December 15. The Trojans grabbed a 63-59 win over the Roadrunners on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Byron Wesley at Galen Center.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 76-66 loser as they battled North Carolina State on the road. They covered in the match as a 16-point underdog. The 49ers endured a 76-66 loss at the hands of the Wolfpack on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Dan Jennings at PNC Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Long Beach State's No. 244-ranked offense, averaging 64.1 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 149 at 70.9 PPG. The 49ers field goal percentage has averaged 39.86% so far, less than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.09% per game.

A few Trojans at 49ers trends to consider:
USC is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
USC is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
USC is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
USC is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Long Beach State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Long Beach State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
USC at Dayton, Sunday, December 22nd
Long Beach State at Montana Billings, Saturday, December 21st