The Long Beach State Beach (1-2) will travel to McKeon Pavilion to meet the 18th-ranked Saint Mary’s Gaels (1-1). The game starts at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Long Beach State Beach at Saint Mary’s Gaels Betting Odds
Both teams lost in their last contest. The Gaels lost a close one to the Winthrop Eagles, 61-59, while the Beach were blown out by the Stanford Cardinal, 86-58.
Long Beach State had a better free throw rate (0.130 vs. 0.092) while Saint Mary’s had a much better free throw rate (0.231 vs. 0.071). Malik Fitts had a good outing for Saint Mary’s with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Long Beach State was led by Max De Geest, who finished with 13 points.
The high-powered offense of Saint Mary’s will battle against the mid-tier defense of Long Beach State. Since the 2018-19 season, the Gaels rank 41st in offensive efficiency, while the Beach are 203rd in defensive efficiency. The Gaels figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. This game should be a battle of conflicting styles. The fast-paced Beach rank 35th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Gaels rank 349th.
Long Beach State Beach at Saint Mary’s Gaels Betting Pick
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Saint Mary’s, ATS Winner – Saint Mary’s, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Saint Mary’s ranks third in rebounds allowed per game (29.3) while Long Beach State ranks 300th (39.1).
- The Gaels rank fourth in three pointers allowed per game (17.2) while the Beach rank 155th (22.2).
- The Gaels rank ninth in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Beach rank 263rd (7.7).
- Saint Mary’s ranks ninth in assists allowed per game (10.0) while Long Beach State ranks 198th (13.6).