Long Beach State Beach vs. CSUN Matadors Betting Prediction 01/08/20

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The Long Beach State Beach (5-11) travel to Matadome to meet the CSUN Matadors (5-11). The Beach can put an end to a nine-game road losing streak. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Long Beach State Beach vs. CSUN Matadors ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Matadors won big over the Saint Katherine College Firebirds 109-75, while the Beach defeated the Cal State-Los Angeles Golden Eagles 76-60.

Long Beach State played a perfect game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.288 (above their season average of 0.209) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 25.9). Cal State-Los Angeles was 0.134 and 21.3, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, CSUN dominated every stat category in their game. They had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 6.6 (better than their season average of 16.3) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.6 (above their season average of 26.0). Saint Katherine College recorded marks of 22.7 and 21.6, respectively, for those same stats. Elijah Harkless led the way for CSUN with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record his zeroth triple-double of the season. Meanwhile, Michael Carter III led the way for Long Beach State, finishing with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the last matchup, the Beach won 80-78. Long Beach State had a much better turnover percentage (11.1 vs. 22.5). CSUN, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (13-17; 76.5 percent). This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

Long Beach State might have a difficult time creating turnovers. CSUN ranks 46th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.7 percent), while Long Beach State forces the 167th-most turnovers (21.2 percent).

Long Beach State Beach vs. CSUN Matadors Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – CSUN, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • CSUN averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 65th in the country. Long Beach State ranks 198th in assists allowed per game (17.3).
  • The Matadors rank 199th in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while the Beach rank 244th (17.5).
  • CSUN ranks 64th in blocks per game (2.8) while Long Beach State ranks 100th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • The Beach average 34.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 146th in the country. The Matadors rank 241st in rebounds allowed per game (38.1).
  • CSUN averages 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 120th in the country. Long Beach State ranks 183rd in steals allowed per game (9.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Matadors have outscored opponents by an average of 8.6 points in their last five games. On the season, CSUN has been defeated by an average of 6.6 points.
  • During their last five games, the Beach have scored an average of 65.4 points per game (2.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 78.0 points per game (0.4 below their season average).