Seattle Redhawks vs Long Beach State 49ers Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Redhawks vs Long Beach State 49ers
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+4.5)
Walter Pyramid is the venue where and the Long Beach State 49ers (0-1) will take on the Seattle Redhawks (3-2) on Sunday. Long Beach State opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 145.5.
Seattle will enter this contest with a mark of 3-2 for the year. The Redhawks are hitting 29.2% on 3-point shots (40 of 137) and 62.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 68.2 pts per game (208th in the country) while shooting 41.6% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 10.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Seattle is pulling down 32.8 rebounds per game and has accumulated 66 dimes for the season, which ranks 26th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Redhawks are forcing their opponents into 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 fouls. The Redhawks defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.9% (109 of 243) and they surrender 33.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 269th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 60 surrendered on the season. They surrender 34.1% from beyond the arc while they are 87th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (64.8).
The Seattle Redhawks played the UCLA Bruins and took a loss by a final of 78-52 in their last contest. Seattle walked away from the game having earned a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 of 59) and buried 3 out of their 23 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Redhawks converted 3 of their 9 shots for a percentage of 33.3%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 22 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 8 dimes for the game while earning 10 steals and 3 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Seattle allowed the other team to go 39.0% from the floor on 23 out of 59. UCLA recorded 16 dimes and 6 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Bruins pulled down 42 boards (7 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 3 blocks. UCLA finished shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 24 attempts. They knocked down 6 of their 16 tries from distance.
Riley Grigsby is a guy who was important for this game. He ended up with 12 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Grigsby went 41.7% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of action in the matchup for the Redhawks was Aaron Nettles. He collected 2 rebounds and had 2 assists. He went 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by hitting 5-of-10 (11 points). Overall, Nettles played 29 minutes.
Long Beach State has a mark of 0-1 on the year. Long Beach State has totaled 61 pts for the year and they snag 31 rebounds per game. The 49ers commit 12 personal fouls per game and they connect on 82.6% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the 49ers are shooting 32.2% from the field, which ranks them 350th in the nation. They are earning an assist 7 times per contest (293rd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15 times per contest. The 49ers defensively are ranked 267th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 85. The Long Beach State defense gives up 39.5% from downtown (15 of 38) and opponents are knocking down 76.9% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 23 dimes and 44 boards per game, which is ranked 288th and 271st in those defensive categories. They have forced 19 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (250th in the nation).
For their last game, the Long Beach State 49ers took a loss by a final score of 85-61 when they faced the Loyola Marymount Lions. The 49ers collected 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the matchup. They blocked 3 tries while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Lions were called for 22 fouls in the matchup which took the 49ers to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.6%. In regard to shots from distance, Long Beach State made 4 of 15 tries (26.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the 49ers finished shooting 19 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.2%. The 49ers allowed the Lions to make 30 out of their 63 attempts from the field which left them shooting 47.6% in this game. They went 39.5% from 3-point land by going 15 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 13 at the free throw line (76.9%). In relation to team rebounding, Long Beach State allowed Loyola Marymount to grab 42 overall (10 offensive).
Michael CarterI was important for the 49ers for this contest. He made 4 of 13 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 30.8%, which earned him 19 points. CarterI snagged 2 boards in his 34 mins and totaled 2 assists for this contest. One more player who came through for Long Beach State was Isaiah Washington. He racked up 17 points in his 34 minutes played by way of 5 of 10 shooting in the matchup. Washington ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field and also collecting 3 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+4.5)
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