Long Beach State at Colorado State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Long Beach State 49ers head to Moby Arena to take on the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
Long Beach State comes into this game with an overall record of 5-9. They currently have a point differential of -10.4 as they are averaging 74.4 points per game while giving up 84.8 per contest. Colorado State has an overall record of 6-6. They are averaging 70.8 points per game and surrendering 76.2, good for a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Long Beach State 49ers Betting Trends
The Long Beach State 49ers are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Long Beach State 49ers are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 2-6 against the spread this season
The Colorado State Rams are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key Long Beach State 49ers Injuries
12/22/17 G Bryan Alberts Knee is out indefinitely
11/10/17 F Jaice Gardner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Gabe Levin averages 15 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Bryan Alberts averages 14 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 1.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Prentiss Nixon scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Deion James averages 10.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Long Beach State averages 74.4 points per contest this year, which is 199th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -10.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 159th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 80th in Division 1. They average 32.4 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 322nd and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 16.1 per game. The 49ers allow 84.8 points per contest, which is 338th in the country. They also surrender a 50% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 338th and 261st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 260th, and they allow 17.4 assists per game which puts them in 332nd place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State is 271st in the country with 70.8 points per contest this season. They are 316th in the nation in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 306th in Division 1. They are 85th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 301st in assists per game with 11.9. The Rams are 144th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Rams give up 76.2 points per game, which ranks them 257th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 251st and 247th in those defensive statistics. They rank 275th with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 166th with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 95th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The 49ers are 337th in the country in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 254th. They are 62nd in college basketball in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 178th. As a unit they are 176th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 271st in D-1. Long Beach State is 33rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 328th in the country.
Colorado State is 159th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 287th in the nation. The Rams are 285th in the country in offensive rating with 98.2, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 271st. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 323rd. As a team they are 309th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Long Beach State/Colorado State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Long Beach State
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