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NCAAB Game Preview - 49ers underdogs vs Panthers at Pittsburgh

Long Beach State 49ersPittsburgh Panthers
Nov 16, 9:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Long Beach State 49ers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


Pittsburgh looks to cover the Panthers-49ers pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 2-0 mark when they host Long Beach State in college basketball action.

Pittsburgh will face the 1-0 49ers, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the 49ers are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View Long Beach State vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers are listed as 13.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - 49ers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Long Beach State is at No. 76. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-79 win for the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 31-rated offensive output, at 87.5 PPG. The visiting 49ers defense ranks No. 100 allowing on average 61 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 52% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled Idaho at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. Long Beach State got 20 points from Casper Ware en route to a 69-61 victory over Idaho on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 86-78 result against Rider on November 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 22.5-point favorite. Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points leading the Panthers to an 86-78 victory over Rider at Petersen Events Center on Sunday.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego State are 0-3
After playing Idaho are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Rider are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few 49ers at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Long Beach State's last 7 games on the road
Long Beach State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Pittsburgh is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Long Beach State at San Diego State, Saturday, November 19
Pittsburgh home to La Salle, Tuesday, November 22