Long Beach State 49ers vs. Stanford Cardinal ATS Prediction 12/29/18

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The Long Beach State 49ers (5-9) and the Stanford Cardinal (6-5) go head-to-head at Maples Pavilion. The 49ers can end a seven-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018, and can be seen on Pac-12 Network.

Long Beach State 49ers at Stanford Cardinal ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Cardinal easily got past the Seattle Redhawks, 96-74, while the 49ers fell to the 21st-ranked UCLA Bruins, 91-80.

Stanford dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.482 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.616. Seattle was 0.188 and 0.484, respectively, for those same stats. Long Beach State, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (23.7 vs. 22.2). KZ Okpala was a key piece for Stanford with 29 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Long Beach State received a boost from Deishuan Booker, who finished with 31 points.

The 49ers won the lone game between these two teams last season, 76-68. Long Beach State’s 0.182 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Stanford, who had a rate of 0.105. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Stanford figures to have a substantial advantage. The Cardinal defense ranks 52nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.456), while the Long Beach State offense is ranked 333rd in effective field goal percentage (0.450).

Long Beach State 49ers at Stanford Cardinal Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Stanford, ATS Winner – Long Beach State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Long Beach State ranks 63rd in rebounds per game (38.6) while Stanford ranks 169th in rebounds allowed per game (37.4).
  • The Cardinal average 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 30th in the nation. The 49ers rank 114th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
  • Stanford ranks 105th in steals per game (6.7) while Long Beach State ranks 170th in steals allowed per game (9.4).
  • The Cardinal rank first in three pointers allowed per game (15.0) while the 49ers rank 105th (22.1).
  • Stanford ranks ninth in assists allowed per game (9.5) while Long Beach State ranks 111th (13.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cardinal have scored an average of 67.0 points per game (4.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (0.8 above their season average).
  • The 49ers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.8, up from 6.6 for the season.