Long Beach State 49ers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Long Beach State 49ers vs Loyola Marymount Lions
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Long Beach State (+8.5)
The Long Beach State 49ers (11-21 last season) head to Gersten Pavilion on Friday where they'll take on the Loyola Marymount Lions (1-2). Long Beach State opens this contest as 8.5-point dogs. The total opens at 148.
Long Beach State steps onto the court after finishing with a mark of 11-21 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 16.1 times per game and as a unit committed 17.7 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Long Beach State collected 34.1 rebounds per game and had 354 dimes over the course of last season, which ranked 1st in Division 1 in terms of passing. The 49ers connected on 35.1% on three-point shots (187 of 533) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They had an average of 67.4 pts per contest (203rd in the country) while shooting 43.2% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the 49ers forced their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. The 49ers defense allowed a shooting percentage of 44.2% (859 of 1,943) and they surrendered 37.0 boards per game as a unit. They were 283rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 499 relinquished last year. They gave up 34.9% on shots from downtown while they were 193rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (75.1).
The Long Beach State 49ers took the court against the Cal State Fullerton Titans and took a loss by a score of 75-69 in their last contest. Long Beach State finished having earned a 42.1% FG percentage (24 out of 57) and made 6 out of their 21 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the 49ers made 15 of 18 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 15 assists for the matchup in addition to having 4 steals and 7 rejections. In regard to the defense, Long Beach State allowed 42.1% from the floor on 24 of 57. Cal State Fullerton distributed 21 assists and 6 steals in the game. On top of that, the Titans snagged 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Cal State Fullerton went 64.7% from the free throw line by making 11 of 17 tries. They knocked down 8 out of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc.
Romelle Mansel is someone who was a contributor for this game. He had 12 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Mansel finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 3 assists. Another guy that played big minutes in the matchup for the 49ers was Jordan Griffin. He had 2 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He shot 30.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 3-of-10 (10 points). When the final whistle was blown, Griffin played for 26 minutes.
Loyola Marymount has a win-loss mark of 1-2 for the season. The Lions have committed 23.3 personal fouls per contest and they hit 71.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.3 times per game (209th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.0 times per game. Loyola Marymount has accounted for 222 points on the season (74.0 per game) and they pull down 36.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Lions are connecting on 43.5% from the field, which has them ranked 224th in the country. The Lions on defense are ranked 230th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 79.3. The Loyola Marymount defense concedes 41.1% on shots from beyond the arc (23 of 56) and opponents are making 72.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 16.7 assists and 33.7 boards per game, which is 235th and 93rd in college basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (215th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Loyola Marymount Lions took a defeat with a final score of 67-64 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Lions snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this game. They also turned away 2 attempts while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Golden Gophers committed 25 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Lions to the free throw line for 32 shots. They were able to bury 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.9%. When talking about three-point attempts, Loyola Marymount made 5 out of their 21 tries (23.8%). When all was said and done, the Lions ended up shooting 18 for 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.0%. The Lions permitted the Golden Gophers to make 23 of their 54 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.6% in the matchup. They finished shooting 25.0% from downtown by shooting 4 of 16 and finished the game at 17 of 24 from the charity stripe (70.8%). Concerning rebounds, Loyola Marymount permitted Minnesota to collect 26 overall (7 offensive).
Eli Scott saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Lions for the game. He buried 4 of 14 in the matchup giving him a rate of 28.6%, which gave him 13 points. Scott totaled 12 boards in his 37 mins and had 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that was important for Loyola Marymount was Dameane Douglas. He notched 10 points in his 34 minutes played via 3 out of 5 from the floor for the contest. Douglas walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Long Beach State (+8.5)
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