Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Long Beach State Beach Free Prediction 02/22/20

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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (15-10, 6-5 BigWst) will be at The Walter Pyramid to square off against the Long Beach State Beach (9-18, 4-7 BigWst) in a BigWst matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Long Beach State Beach ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Beach fell to the UC Irvine Anteaters, 70-55, while the Rainbow Warriors barely escaped the UC Riverside Highlanders, 56-55.

The Rainbow Warriors knocked down 14 of their 17 free throws (82.4 percent) and held the Highlanders to an effective field goal percentage of 0.381 (below their season average of 0.515). Long Beach State, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (29.3 vs. 32.4). Michael Carter III had a solid performance for Long Beach State with 16 points. Meanwhile, Justin Webster had a good outing for Hawaii, putting up 18 points.

In their first matchup this year, Joshua Morgan led the Beach to a 50-49 win. He recorded 11 points and six rebounds. The Beach’s turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Rainbow Warriors. Long Beach State had a rate of 17.2, while Hawaii posted a mark of 21.4.

This contest should be a matchup of opposite styles. Long Beach State likes to play fast (74th in possessions per game), while Hawaii likes to grind-it-out (221st in possessions per game).

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Long Beach State Beach Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Hawaii, ATS Winner – Hawaii, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Hawaii ranks second in three pointers allowed per game (14.9) while Long Beach State ranks 255th (24.9).
  • The Beach rank 40th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Rainbow Warriors rank 95th (3.2).
  • Hawaii averages 5.2 steals per game, which ranks 211th in the country. Long Beach State ranks 215th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
  • The Rainbow Warriors rank seventh in assists allowed per game (9.4) while the Beach rank 256th (15.7).
  • Hawaii ranks 76th in rebounds allowed per game (33.1) while Long Beach State ranks 250th (37.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Rainbow Warriors have scored an average of 61.8 points per game (7.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (1.7 below their season average).
  • The Beach’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.8, up from 9.0 for the season.