UC Davis Aggies vs. Long Beach State 49ers Betting Prediction 01/12/19

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The Long Beach State 49ers (6-10) welcome the UC Davis Aggies (4-11, 0-1 BigWst) to The Walter Pyramid. The Aggies will try to end an eight-game road losing streak. The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

UC Davis Aggies at Long Beach State 49ers ATS Odds

In their last contest, the 49ers easily got past the Bethesda Flames, 124-52, while the Aggies lost a winnable game to the UC Irvine Anteaters, 71-69.

Long Beach State dominated every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.2 (better than their season average of 18.8) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.709 (above their season average of 0.457). Bethesda put up marks of 24.3 and 0.331, respectively, for those same stats. UC Davis, meanwhile, held UC Irvine to an effective field goal percentage of 0.431 (below their season average of 0.499). Bryan Alberts put together a good outing for Long Beach State with 35 points. UC Davis, meanwhile, rallied around TJ Shorts II, who put up 21 points and 10 rebounds.

The Aggies dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last game, UC Davis won 105-104. UC Davis had a better turnover percentage (11.5 vs. 13.4). Long Beach State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.2 vs. 22.5). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The aggressive Long Beach State offense might be living from the free throw line in this showdown. The 49ers currently rank 53rd in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.254, while UC Davis is among the NCAA’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 270th-ranked FTA rate of 0.260).

UC Davis Aggies at Long Beach State 49ers ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Long Beach State, ATS Winner – UC Davis, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Long Beach State ranks 97th in rebounds per game (39.2) while UC Davis ranks 240th (31.3).
  • The 49ers rank 91st in steals per game (7.3) while the Aggies rank 138th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
  • The Aggies rank 182nd in three pointers attempted per game (21.1) while the 49ers rank 258th (20.9).
  • UC Davis ranks 40th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Long Beach State ranks 92nd (3.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 68.2 points per game (4.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.2 points per game (1.3 above their season average).
  • The 49ers have outscored opponents by an average of 12.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Long Beach State has been defeated by an average of 1.8 points.