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49ers face Washington State Cougars: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Long Beach State 49ersWashington State Cougars
March 16, 10:00 PM | Friel Court

Long Beach State 49ers vs Washington State Cougars Odds

22-11TEAM RECORD19-12

Washington State is a 9.5-point favorite against Long Beach State on Wednesday, with the host Cougars trying to advance to the second round of the NIT Tournament.

Washington State will face the 22-11 49ers, who own a 14-10 ATS mark on the season. The total was sitting at 144 and the winner will move on to face Oklahoma State in the next round. Computer models suggest the 49ers could cover the spread here.

View Long Beach State vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 76-rated Long Beach State taking on the No. 61-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-74 win for the Cougars on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 62 nationally ranked offense (73.5 points per game) against a 49ers defense that sits as the No. 238 at 70.1 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 46.1% from the field, more than the 49ers have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Beach State owns the country's No. 264-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. Washington State, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.

Long Beach State was a 64-56 loser in their most recent outing against Santa Barbara. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Washington State, they were an 89-87 loser as they battled Washington. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Santa Barbara are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few 49ers at Cougars trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington State's last 8 games
Washington State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Washington State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games