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49ers open as college hoops underdog vs Lions

Long Beach State 49ersLoyola Marymount Lions
Nov 29, 10:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Long Beach State 49ers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Gersten Pavilion Thursday as host Loyola Marymount looks to handle the Long Beach State 49ers in NCAA hoops action.

Loyola Marymount battles the 49ers, currently sitting with a 2-3 mark (1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Lions and 0-1 for the 49ers.

View Long Beach State vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Loyola Marymount in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lions at No. 88 and the 49ers at No. 167 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-63 result in favor of the Lions.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola Marymount's No. 46-ranked offense, averaging 77.2 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 277 at 72 PPG. The Lions field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Beach State owns the country's No. 209-rated mark, allowing 72.3 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled Fresno State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Long Beach State got 23 points from Peter Pappageorge en route to a 69-61 victory over Fresno State on Sunday at Save Mart Center.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were an 83-77 loser as they battled Alaska Anchorage on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Loyola Marymount got 26 points from Anthony Ireland on the way to an 83-77 loss against Alaska Anchorage on Saturday at Sullivan Arena.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Fresno State are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Portland State are 3-1
After playing Alaska Anchorage are 1-0
After a loss are 9-1

A few 49ers at Lions trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Long Beach State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
Long Beach State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Long Beach State home to Fresno State, Monday, December 3
Loyola Marymount home to Portland State, Saturday, December 1