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Postseason NIT - Long Beach State 49ers vs Bears College Hoops Game Preview

Long Beach State 49ersBaylor Bears
March 20, 9:00 PM | Ferrell Center

Long Beach State 49ers vs Baylor Bears Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD18-14

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Baylor Bears try to run the Long Beach State 49ers off the court at Ferrell Center in college hoops action.

The Bears currently sports a 18-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-14 ATS. The 49ers are 19-13 and 12-18 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 14-11-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the 49ers have gone 12-15 against the number.

View Long Beach State vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Baylor Bears as 13-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Bears and the No. 165-rated 49ers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-69 win for the Bears on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baylor's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 74.4 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 264 at 70.2 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Beach State owns the country's No. 326-rated mark, allowing 77.8 points per game on the highway. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 53 in scoring at home.

Long Beach State was a 67-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against UC Irvine. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The 49ers got 15 points from Keala King, but it was UC Irvine that prevailed in a 67-60 final on Friday at Honda Center.

Baylor lost its last outing, a 74-72 result against Oklahoma State on March 14. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Pierre Jackson was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 4 rebounds but Oklahoma State still won, 74-72, over Baylor on Thursday at Sprint Center.

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing UC Irvine are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few 49ers at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 5 games on the road
Baylor is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baylor's last 9 games
Baylor is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games