Long Beach State vs UC Davis Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/16/24

UC Davis (20-12) vs Long Beach State (20-14)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Dollar Loan Center)

Betting Odds: UC Davis -2 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Long Beach State vs UC Davis betting prediction for this college basketball game on Saturday, March 16th at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Long Beach State recent form and recent player performance 
  • The UC Davis recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Long Beach State
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving UC Davis
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Long Beach State and UC Davis
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Long Beach State and UC Davis

Long Beach State Preview

The Long Beach State Beach are 20-14 (10-10) this season after they defeated UC Irvine by a score of 83-79 in their last game. Long Beach State led 47-38 at halftime and was able to get the win, despite being out scored 41-36 in the second half. The Beach shot 45% from the field and made 22 free throws in the game. Long Beach State defeated UC Riverside by a score of 86-67 in the game prior to UCI, but lost the five games before that. The Beach are scoring 77.7 points per game with 38.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, while allowing 75.8 points against per game this year. Marcus Tsohonis is averaging 17.7 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. Long Beach State is shooting 44.9% from the field, 70.2% on free throws, and 30.5% on three pointers this season. 

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UC Davis Preview

The UC Davis Aggies are 20-12 (14-6) this year after they defeated Hawaii by a score of 68-65 in their last game. UC Davis led 31-29 at the half and was able to barely hold off Hawaii in the second half for the win. The Aggies shot 44.1% from the field and were +5 in rebounding margin in the game. UC Davis has also defeated Long Beach State, UC San Diego, and Hawaii during this four game winning streak. The Aggies are scoring 71.4 points per game with 33.2 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, while allowing 68 points against per game this season. Elijah Pepper is averaging 20.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. UC Davis is shooting 44.4% from the field, 74.2% on free throws, and 34.1% on three pointers this year. 

Long Beach State vs UC Davis Betting Prediction

UC Davis finished the regular season with a 14-6 conference record and they were third in the Big West, while Long Beach State was 10-10 and finished tied for fifth. The Aggies are on a nice four game winning streak coming into this game and their defense has been superb. Long Beach State was able to knock off the top seed, UC Irvine, on Friday and they have scored at least 78 points in four of their last five games. Long Beach State won the first meeting by a score of 78-74, while UC Davis won the second meeting by a score of 88-78. UC Davis had a ton of trouble with Hawaii in the last 10 minutes and I think Long Beach State is going to be the much more confident team here. Take the Beach here. 

David’s Pick Long Beach State +2

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