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UC Davis Aggies visit Long Beach State 49ers in college basketball clash

UC Davis AggiesLong Beach State 49ers
5-11January 11, 2014, 07:00 | The Walter Pyramid4-11

The visiting UC Davis Aggies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at The Walter Pyramid against the Long Beach State 49ers.

Long Beach State battles the Aggies, currently sitting with a 5-11 mark (3-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-7 for the 49ers and 6-5 for the Aggies.

View UC Davis Aggies vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Long Beach State sat as -12.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The 49ers sit at No. 232 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Aggies sit at No. 332 on the same chart.

UC Davis was an 89-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against CS Northridge. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. UC Davis got 25 points from Corey Hawkins on the way to an 89-77 loss against CS Northridge on Thursday at The Matadome.

Long Beach State was a 46-44 loser in their most recent outing at home against UC Irvine. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The 49ers got 12 points from Travis Hammonds, but it was UC Irvine that prevailed in a 46-44 final on Thursday at The Walter Pyramid.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Long Beach State has the nation's No. 240-rated offensive output, at 65.2 PPG. The visiting Aggies defense ranks No. 243 allowing on average 78.69 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 39.16% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.93% per game.

A few Aggies at 49ers trends to consider:
UC Davis is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
UC Davis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UC Davis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Long Beach State
UC Davis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Long Beach State is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
Long Beach State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UC Davis
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Davis

Next up:
UC Davis home to UC Riverside, Thursday, January 16th
Long Beach State at Santa Barbara, Thursday, January 16th