Long Beach State 49ers at Fresno State Bulldogs Free Prediction


The Long Beach State 49ers (3-7) and the Fresno State Bulldogs (6-2) clash at Save Mart Center. The 49ers can end a five-game road losing streak. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Long Beach State 49ers vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Bulldogs easily got past the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, 91-63, while the 49ers fell to the 21st-ranked UCLA Bruins, 91-80.

Fresno State dominated nearly every facet of the contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.344 and a turnover percentage of 9.9. Alaska-Anchorage had marks of 0.169 and 19.3, respectively, for those same stats. Long Beach State, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (23.7 vs. 22.2). Fresno State was led by Braxton Huggins, who finished with 23 points. Meanwhile, Deishuan Booker played a pivotal role for Long Beach State with 31 points.

The Bulldogs won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 106-70. Fresno State out-rebounded Long Beach State. The Bulldogs had 13 offensive rebounds and 40 total rebounds, while the 49ers had five and 18, respectively.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Fresno State figures to have a noteworthy advantage. Since last season, the Bulldogs offense ranks 43rd in that metric at 0.549, while the Long Beach State defense ranks 278th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.522). Additionally, the 49ers, who rank 40th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.283), could get to the line a ton against the Bulldogs, who rank 281st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.269).

Long Beach State 49ers vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Fresno State, ATS Winner – Fresno State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Fresno State ranks 28th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Long Beach State ranks 256th (8.1).
  • The Bulldogs rank 50th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while the 49ers rank 110th (21.2).
  • Fresno State averages 3.4 blocks per game, which ranks 137th in the country. Long Beach State ranks 170th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • The Bulldogs rank 65th in assists allowed per game (11.8) while the 49ers rank 241st (14.8).
  • Fresno State ranks 34th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Long Beach State ranks 197th (35.9).