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49ers open as college hoops underdog vs Bruins

Long Beach State 49ersUCLA Bruins
Dec 18, 11:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Long Beach State 49ers vs UCLA Bruins Odds


The UCLA Bruins will try to cover the spread at Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Long Beach State 49ers in NCAA basketball action.

UCLA battles the 49ers, currently sitting with a 4-6 mark (2-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Bruins and 2-3 for the 49ers.

View Long Beach State vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins were listed as 12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 44 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the 49ers, who rate No. 169 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-62 victory for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UCLA's No. 30-rated squad against Long Beach State's No. 111-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UCLA rates No. 270 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 116 nationally with 6.7 per match.

Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.7 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.

Long Beach State was an 82-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against BYU Hawaii. BYU Hawaii was victimized for 29 points and 15 rebounds by James Ennis as the 49ers bested the Seasiders 82-65 in college basketball action on Saturday.

UCLA won its last outing, a 95-53 result against Prairie View A&M on December 15. UCLA cruised to victory on Saturday, running Prairie View A&M out of the gym and running up a 95-53 score at Pauley Pavilion.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pacific are 6-4
After playing BYU Hawaii are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After playing Prairie View A&M are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few 49ers at Bruins trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Long Beach State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UCLA is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
UCLA is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Long Beach State home to Pacific, Saturday, December 29
UCLA home to Fresno State, Saturday, December 22