Cal Poly Mustangs vs Long Beach State Beach Prediction, 3/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cal Poly Mustangs vs Long Beach State Beach
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Dollar Loan Arena in Henderson, NV
Dollar Loan Arena is the site where the Long Beach State Beach (17-15) will meet the Cal Poly Mustangs (7-24) on Tuesday.
The Cal Poly Mustangs took the court against UC Riverside and went home with a loss by a final score of 73-72 in their last contest. Cal Poly ended the contest having earned a 44.4% field goal percentage (24 out of 54) and buried 4 of their 13 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Mustangs made 20 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 26 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to defending, Cal Poly allowed their opponent to shoot 45.8% from the field on 27 out of 59 shooting. UC Riverside dished out 11 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthermore, UC Riverside grabbed 37 boards (10 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. UC Riverside finished shooting 63.2% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 19 attempts. They also made 7 out of their 21 attempts from downtown. In the matter of personal fouls, the Mustangs left the arena with 18 and UC Riverside totaled 22 personal fouls.
Brantly Stevenson is a player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up scoring 32 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 44 minutes played and totaled 4 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and dished out 4 assists.
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Cal Poly heads into this contest with a mark of 7-24 on the campaign. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Cal Poly is grabbing 32.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 315 dimes so far this season, which is 350th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Mustangs are hitting 29.1% on shots from beyond the arc (169 of 581) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 60.1 points per outing (360th in the country) while connecting on 40.9% from the floor.
On defense, the Mustangs are forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 fouls. They are ranked 73rd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 351 relinquished this year. The Mustangs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.5% (691 of 1,587) and they concede 32.7 boards per contest as a group. They give up 34.5% on shots from downtown and they are 63rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.9).
In their last game, the Long Beach State Beach took a loss by a final score of 93-92 when they played UC Davis. In the matter of attacking the glass, Long Beach State allowed UC Davis to pull down 45 in all (10 offensive). They finished shooting 22.2% from 3-point land by going 6 of 27 and finished the contest at 33 of 40 from the free throw line (82.5%). The Beach allowed UC Davis to bury 27 of their 72 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 37.5% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Beach finished the game shooting 35 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.2%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Long Beach State converted 7 out of 23 tries (30.4%). They were able to make 15 of them for a clip of 55.6%. UC Davis was called for 22 fouls in the matchup which took the Beach to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Beach collected 32 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in the matchup.
Lassina Traore pitched in for the Beach in the game. He tallied 22 points in his 46 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist in the game. He knocked down 9 out of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and had 20 rebounds.
Long Beach State has a mark of 17-15 this year. The Beach have committed 16.9 fouls every game while shooting 67.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.0 times per game (57th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. Long Beach State has scored 2,456 points so far this season (76.8 per game) and they pull in 41.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Beach are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which is ranked 112th in the nation.
The Long Beach State defense gives up 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (265 of 798) and their opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 14.3 assists and 34.6 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 301st and 218th in college hoops. The Beach defensively are ranked 294th in the nation in PPG allowed with 74.0. They have forced 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (70th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Long Beach State
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