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Creighton Bluejays vs Long Beach State 49ers Preview

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Feb 18, 10:00 PM | Qwest Center

Long Beach State 49ers vs Creighton Bluejays Odds


The Creighton Bluejays will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Long Beach State 49ers at Qwest Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Bluejays sit at 22-5 (14-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the 49ers are currently 19-6 (12-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Creighton is 11-11-1 OU, and Long Beach State is 12-10-1 OU.

View Long Beach State vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bluejays rated this week at No. 79 and the 49ers sitting at No. 31. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 83-81 result in favor of the Bluejays.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Creighton's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 79.9 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 124 at 65.1 PPG. The Bluejays field goal percentage has averaged 51.1% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 146-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Long Beach State was an 89-69 winner on the road against UC Davis. They covered the 18-point spread as favorites. Long Beach State cruised to victory on Saturday, running UC Davis out of the gym and running up an 89-69 score at UC Davis Pavilion.

Creighton was an 88-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Illinois. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott scored 18 points leading the Bluejays to an 88-69 victory over Southern Illinois at SIU Arena on Tuesday.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Barbara are 7-3
After playing UC Davis are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Evansville are 5-5
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few 49ers at Bluejays trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 6 games on the road
Creighton is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games at home
Creighton is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Creighton's last 9 games
Creighton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Long Beach State home to Santa Barbara, Wednesday, February 22
Creighton home to Evansville, Tuesday, February 21