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College basketball point spread favors Wolverines in battle with 49ers

Long Beach State 49ersMichigan Wolverines
1-3November 21, 2013, 05:00 | Coliseo Roberto Clemente2-1

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Michigan Wolverines try to run the Long Beach State 49ers off the court at Coliseo Roberto Clemente in college hoops action.

The Wolverines are 2-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The 49ers, meanwhile, are 1-3 and 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan go 1-0 and the 49ers go 1-2 on the totals.

View Long Beach State 49ers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Michigan Wolverines as -15.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Wolverines, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the 49ers, who rate No. 288 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Long Beach State was a 71-58 loser on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Dan Jennings scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the 49ers to a win (they lost 71-58 to Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum on Sunday).

In their last action, Michigan was a 77-70 loser on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Michigan suffered a 77-70 loss against Iowa State on Sunday, getting 20 points from Nik Stauskas in a losing effort at Hilton Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 77.33 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 171 at 73.75 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 43.72% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.66% per game.

Next up:
Long Beach State at Washington, Saturday, November 30th
Michigan at Coppin State, Friday, November 29th