Cal Poly vs Long Beach State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/7/23

Long Beach State Beach (16-15) vs Cal Poly Mustangs (7-24)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:30 pm (Dollar Loan Center)

Betting Odds: Long Beach State Beach -9.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cal Poly Mustangs and Long Beach State Beach face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown in the Big West Tournament at the Dollar Loan Center. When these two teams faced off on January 26th it was Long Beach State that secured the 70-52 victory. 

Cal Poly Betting Preview

Cal Poly comes into this game with a 7-24 record overall and they have gone 15-13-1 against the spread. On March 4th, Cal Poly faced off against UC Riverside, and they were competitive but ended up losing 73-27. Two games ago against UC Davis, they were defeated 58-52. Cal Poly is averaging 60.1 points while their defense is giving 65.9 points per game. They want to play at a slower pace, and the offense has been inconsistent all season. Alimamy Koroma is averaging 10.6 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Long Beach State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Long Beach State who sits with a 17-15 record overall and they have gone 13-17 against the spread. In the last game against UC Davis, Long Beach State scored 92 points but it wasn’t enough as the defense gave up 93 points and they lost in double overtime. Lassina Traore finished with 22 points and 20 rebounds. AJ George also had 18 points and three rebounds. Long Beach State is averaging 76.8 points while their defense is giving up 74 points per game. The Beach are led by Marcus Tsohonis and he is averaging 14.4 points while shooting 39.5 percent from the field. 

Cal Poly vs Long Beach State Trends

Long Beach State is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games played on a neutral site. The under is 4-0 in the Beach last four games played on Tuesday. The under is 5-1 in Long Beach State’s last six neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in the Beach last five games against a team with a long straight up record. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The last time these two teams faced off Long Beach State won by 18 points, and they are going to have no issue getting the job done. Long Beach State is averaging 76.8 points and they are going to push the pace here. Cal Poly doesn’t have the offense to keep up, and that will be the difference. Back Long Beach State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Long Beach State- 9.5

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