The Oregon State Beavers (1-1) will be at home in Gill Coliseum when they square off with the Long Beach State 49ers (2-0). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 147 points with Oregon State set as a 12-point favorite. Action starts at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
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In the 49ers last contest, they had no trouble getting past the San Francisco State Gators, 95-70. With 15 points and eight rebounds, Barry Ogalue played well for Long Beach State. Long Beach State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.132 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3. San Francisco State recorded marks of 0.053 and 18.8, respectively, for those same stats.
The Beavers are hoping for a better outcome after their 75-66 loss to the Wyoming Cowboys in their last contest. Tres Tinkle led Oregon State in scoring with 20 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Wyoming had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.598 vs. 0.441). Oregon State, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (13.7 vs. 21.2).
Opposite tempos will be on display in this contest. Long Beach State ranks 47th in possessions per game (72.8) while Oregon State is 286th (67.2) dating back to last season.
The 49ers have had records of 17-19 straight up (SU) and 12-17-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Games involving Long Beach State have gone over the projected point total 53.3 percent of the time since last season.
The Beavers, on the other hand, are 6-28 SU and 13-19 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Oregon State games over that same time frame with 17 overs compared to 15 unders.
The 49ers won the only contest against the Beavers last season, 71-67. One of Long Beach States largest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 20-21 (95.2 percent), while the Beavers were just 11-17 (64.7 percent).
Long Beach State 49ers vs. Oregon State Beavers Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oregon State, ATS Winner – Long Beach State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The 49ers rank 174th in assists per game (13.3) while the Beavers rank 247th (12.1).
- Oregon State ranks 270th in three pointers attempted per game (18.4) while Long Beach State ranks 271st (18.4).
- Long Beach State ranks 147th in rebounds per game (36.2) while Oregon State ranks 286th (32.9).
- The Beavers rank 101st in blocks allowed per game (3.1) while the 49ers rank 225th (4.0).
- Long Beach State ranks 173rd in steals per game (6.0) while Oregon State ranks 266th in steals allowed per game (7.9).