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College Basketball Matchup - Long Beach State 49ers Creighton Bluejays Odds Preview

Creighton BluejaysLong Beach State 49ers
5-2December 03, 2013, 10:00 | The Walter Pyramid1-7

Long Beach State will look to improve on its 1-7 record on Tuesday when they host Creighton in NCAA basketball odds action at The Walter Pyramid.

The 49ers are 1-7 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs. the number. The Bluejays, meanwhile, are 5-2 and 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Long Beach State go 3-4 and the Bluejays go 2-3 on the totals.

View Creighton Bluejays vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Long Beach State sat as 13-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 314-ranked 49ers and the No. 61-rated Bluejays in this matchup.

In their last action, Creighton was a 60-53 loser at home against George Washington. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Creighton suffered a 60-53 loss against George Washington on Sunday, getting 16 points from Ethan Wragge in a losing effort at Honda Center.

In their last action, Long Beach State was a 92-89 loser on the road against Washington. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Long Beach State got 28 points from Mike Caffey on the way to a 92-89 loss against Washington on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Beach State's No. 241-ranked scoring average of 64.25 PPG, against a Bluejays defense rated No. 125 and allowing 69.71 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 39.75% to date this season, less than the Bluejays shooters have managed so far (50.12% per game).

A few Bluejays at 49ers trends to consider:
Creighton is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Creighton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Creighton's last 13 games on the road
Long Beach State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Long Beach State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Creighton home to Nebraska, Sunday, December 8th
Long Beach State at North Carolina State, Saturday, December 7th