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Nevada Wolf Pack home to Long Beach State 49ers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Long Beach State 49ersNevada Wolf Pack
3-9December 28, 2013, 10:05 | Lawlor Events Center5-7

The Nevada Wolf Pack will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Long Beach State 49ers at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Wolf Pack bring a 5-7 record (5-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-9 49ers, who are 3-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Nevada go 7-4 so far and the 49ers go 5-5.

View Long Beach State 49ers vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds and Stats.

The 49ers were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 177-ranked Wolf Pack and the No. 285-rated 49ers in this matchup.

In their last action, Long Beach State was an 82-75 winner at home against Montana Billings. Tyler Lamb scored 29 points for Long Beach State on Saturday, leading the 49ers to an 82-75 win over Montana Billings at The Walter Pyramid.

Last time out for Nevada, they were an 80-72 winner as they battled Iona at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Wolf Pack grabbed an 80-72 win over the Gaels on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Deonte Burton at Lawlor Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Nevada's No. 81-ranked scoring average of 76.83 PPG, against a 49ers defense rated No. 209 and allowing 74.75 PPG. The Wolf Pack FG% has averaged 45.53% to date this season, more than the 49ers shooters have managed so far (40.36% per game).

A few 49ers at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Long Beach State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Long Beach State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Nevada is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Nevada is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Nevada is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Long Beach State at Missouri, Saturday, January 4th
Nevada at San Jose State, Wednesday, January 1st