Cal State-Fullerton vs. Long Beach State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cal State-Fullerton vs. Long Beach State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports

Long Beach State (11-20) at Cal State-Fullerton (10-20)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Titan Gym)

The Line: Cal State-Fullerton -5.5 -- Over/Under: 141

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The Long Beach State 49ers (11-20, CONF 6-9) and Cal State Fullerton Titans (10-20, CONF 5-10) face off in a Big Sky showdown at the Titan Gym. Cal State Fullerton beat Long Beach State by four points earlier this season. 

It’s another down season for Long Beach State but they are hoping they can get hot to make a run in the NCAA tournament. They come into this game having lost two of the last three games but the one win was in their last game against Cal Poly in overtime. 

On the road this season Long Beach State has only two wins and the biggest issue has been with the defense giving up 80 points per game and letting opponents shoot 48.3 percent from the field.

The 49ers are led by guard Chance Hunter who is averaging 14.2 points while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. 

Cal State Fullerton has also struggled this season and coming into this game they have lost four games in a row. Over the last ten games, Cal State Fullerton has only covered three spreads.

The Titans aren’t a great offensive team, but their defense has let them down giving up 75.7 points per game. OVer the last five games, Cal State Fullerton’s defense has been even worse giving up 80 points per game.

Jackson Rowe and Brandon Kamga are the Titans best players are averaging at least 15 points per game. 

Long Beach State is 10-4-1 against the spread in their last 15 games played on Saturday. Cal State Fullerton is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games played on Saturday.The over is 8-3 in CSF’s last 11 games overall.The home team is 17-5 against the spread in the last 22 meetings between Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State. 

These are two teams who don’t play a lot of defense and that is going to lead to plenty of scoring by both teams. Look for a higher paced game that goes well over the total.

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