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Long Beach State Beach vs Brigham Young Cougars 03/16/2022 NIT Tournament Predictions, Preview and Favorite Spread

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Long Beach State Beach vs Brigham Young Cougars 03-16-2022 NIT Tournament Predictions Preview and Favorite Spread

Long Beach State Beach vs Brigham Young Cougars 03/16/2022 – The Long Beach State Beach are meeting the Brigham Young Cougars at the Marriott Center Provo for some NIT action. The Long Beach State Beach have dominated the Big West teams with a conference record of 12-3 and an overall score of 20-12. The Brigham Young Cougars finished with a neat 22-10 overall record and will be trying to win this game at home. Long Beach State has been playing pretty great this year but the luck seems to be with the Cougars as March Madness betting trends are favoring BYU to win in this game.

Long Beach State Beach vs Brigham Young Cougars 03/16/2022

When:Wednesday, March 16, 9:00 PM ET
Where:Marriott Center, Provo, Utah
TV:ESP+
Stream:Sofascore
Long Beach State Beach vs Brigham Young Cougars 03/16/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Long Beach State Beach+11 (-110)149 o (-110)+425
Brigham Young Cougars-11 (-110)149 u (-110)-550
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Long Beach State Beach

The Long Beach State Beach were enjoying a nice four-game winning streak before they lost to CSU Fullerton. In the game against the Titans, the lead scorer for Long Beach State was Joel Murray who dunked 24 in the net with four rebounds. As a team, Long Beach State Beach is scoring an average of 74 points in every game with 37.9 boards. The top scorer for the team is Joel Murray who has an average of 16.1 points in every game. On defense, the Beach is allowing opponents to score an average of 72 points in each game played.

Players to watch: Joel Murray G (GP 32, MIN 32, PTS 16.5, REB 3.1, AST 2.9, STL 1.5, BLK 0.1, TO 2.5, FG% 44.6, FT% 84.7, 3P% 38.2), Colin Slater G (GP 32, MIN 32.3, PTS 14.4, REB 2.8, AST 2.9, STL 0.8, BLK 0.1, TO 1.6, FG% 41.6, FT% 84.5, 3P% 39.7), Jadon Jones G (GP 32, MIN 27.6, PTS 10.5, REB 4.3, AST 1, STL 1.4, BLK 0.9, TO 0.9, FG% 43.5, FT% 87.1, 3P% 37.8).

Brigham Young Cougars

The Brigham Young Cougars lost their last game to San Francisco 75-63. In that game, the star for the Cougars was Alex Barcello who dunked 18 in the net while Fousseyni Traore contributed with 16 points. As a team, the Cougars are scoring an average of 74 points in every game with 40 boards. The lead scorer for the team is Alex Barcell with an average of 18.7 points in every game and 3.8 boards on an average. On defense, BYU is allowing opponents to score an average of 68 points per game.

Players to watch: Alex Barcello G (GP 32, MIN 32, PTS 17.2, REB 3.7, AST 3.1, STL 1, BLK 0, TO 1.7, FG% 45.9, FT% 87.7, 3P% 43.9), Te’Jon Lucas G (GP 31, MIN 29.9, PTS 10.6, REB 2.2, AST 4.6, STL 1, BLK 0.1, TO 2.3, FG% 43.8, FT% 72.3, 3P% 34.1), Fousseyni Traore F (GP 30, MIN 23.7, PTS 9.5, REB 8.6, AST 0.8, STL 0.6, BLK 1.3, TO 1.5, FG% 57.8, FT% 75.3, 3P% 12.5).

Long Beach State Beach vs Brigham Young Cougars Betting Predictions

Trends

Long Beach State Beach

Long Beach State are 16-3 ATS in their last 19 games.
They are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games.
Long Beach State are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
Long Beach State are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
They are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the West Coast conference.

Brigham Young Cougars

BYU are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU’s last 5 games.
BYU are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of BYU’s last 5 games at home.
BYU are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games this season.

Long Beach State Beach vs Brigham Young Cougars Betting Picks

Summary: While Long Beach State Beach is certainly not a weak team, they might want to rethink their attacking stance. Cougar is known to be defensively very strong and this resonates with NCAA basketball betting experts leading toward a BYU win in this game.

Moneyline: +425 is the ML for the Beach and -550 is the ML for the Cougars

ATS: A spread of +11 (-110) is out for Long Beach State and a spread of -11 (-110) is out for BYU.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 149 (-110) for the Beach and the same to go under for the Cougars.

Score Prediction: 75-71, Cougars win.