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Big West Conference Tournament - Long Beach State 49ers vs CS Fullerton Titans Preview

CS Fullerton TitansLong Beach State 49ers
11-19March 13, 2014, 05:30 | Honda Center14-16

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Honda Center Thursday as host Long Beach State looks to handle the CS Fullerton Titans in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Titans have watched them go 11-19 and 11-16 ATS on the year, while the 49ers are at 14-16 and 14-14 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 12-15-1, while the Titans have a 13-13 mark.View CS Fullerton Titans vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Long Beach State in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game puts the 49ers, most recently No. 38 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Titans, who rate No. 163 in the latest survey.

CS Fullerton lost its last outing, an 81-77 result against Hawaii on March 8. They covered in that game as a 12-point underdog. Marquis Horne scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Titans to a win (they lost 81-77 to Hawaii at Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday).

Long Beach State was a 74-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Riverside. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Long Beach State earned a 74-67 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 13 points from Mike Caffey at The Walter Pyramid.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Beach State's No. 161-ranked scoring average of 69.77 PPG, against a Titans defense rated No. 173 and allowing 71.63 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 43% to date this season, more than the Titans shooters have managed so far (42.86% per game).

A few Titans at 49ers trends to consider:
CS Fullerton is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of CS Fullerton's last 7 games
CS Fullerton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Long Beach State
CS Fullerton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Long Beach State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing CS Fullerton
Long Beach State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing CS Fullerton