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Long Beach State Beach vs UC Irvine Anteaters 3/12/2020 NCAAB Preview, Spread and Game Analysis

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Long Beach State Beach vs UC Irvine Anteaters 3/12/2020 NCAAB Preview, Spread and Game Analysis

Long Beach State Beach vs UC Irvine Anteaters 3/12/2020 – The Long Beach State Beach face the UC Irvine Anteaters in a Big West Tournament quarterfinal match. NCAA basketball lines pick the Anteaters to prevail but cannot take UC Irvine for granted. These two teams met twice this season and are tied at 1-1. Though they are underdogs, an upset by the 49ers is not ruled out. The Anteaters need to play smart basketball if they want to win this one.

Long Beach State Beach vs UC Irvine Anteaters 3/12/2020

When: Thursday, March 12, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
TV: ESPN3
Stream: Sofascore

Long Beach State Beach vs UC Irvine Anteaters 3/12/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Long Beach State Beach +12 (-110) 139 o (-115) +650
UC Irvine Anteaters -12 (-110) 139 u (-115) -1000
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Long Beach State Beach

The Long Beach State Beach has not exactly been doing well in their final games of the season. They dropped three of their last five assignments and shooting has been a problem. Chance Hunter and Michal Carter III need to step up and take better shots for Long Beach State. Defense is atrocious, allowing opponents 75.1 points per game. It will take a pretty good game by the49ers to pull off this one.

Players to watch: C. Hunter G (32 GP 26.8 MIN 13.9 PTS 5 REB 1 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 45.3 FG% 63.6 FT% 41.7 3PT%), M. Carter III G (31 GP 25.3 MIN 12.4 PTS 2.8 REB 2.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 3.4 TO 39.4 FG% 81.2 FT% 31 3PT%), C. Slater G (31 GP 28.8 MIN 10.2 PTS 2.4 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 0 BLK 1.8 TO 39.4 FG% 81.3 FT% 37.8 3PT%).

UC Irvine Anteaters

The Anteaters can be a hot team if they want to. No thanks to a bad shooting night, UC Irvine saw their run stopped by Cal State Northridge. Against Long Beach State, the Anteaters cannot afford to shoot blanks. Brad Green will lead the offensive with much-needed help from Evan Leonard and Collin Welp. UC Irvine is playing good defense, something that could be their key to winning this one.

Players to watch: C. Welp F (32 GP 23.5 MIN 13 PTS 5.9 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 47.6 FG% 84 FT% 44.2 3PT%), E. Leonard G (27 GP 28.2 MIN 12.4 PTS 3.4 REB 2.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 40.5 FG% 83.1 FT% 33.6 3PT%), E. Worku G (32 GP 28.8 MIN 12.3 PTS 2.6 REB 4 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 42.5 FG% 73.5 FT% 39.8 3PT%).

Long Beach State Beach vs UC Irvine Anteaters Betting Predictions

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Long Beach State Beach

Long Beach State is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Beach is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against UC Irvine.
Long Beach State is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against UC Irvine.
Beach is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big West Conference.
Long Beach State is 12-2-1 ATS in their last 15 games played in March.

UC Irvine Anteaters

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Irvine’s last 8 games.
UC Irvine is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Anteaters are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games this season.
UC Irvine is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big West Conference.
Anteaters are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games played on a Thursday.

Long Beach State Beach vs UC Irvine Anteaters Betting Picks

For as long as the Anteaters are able to play well on both ends, this is a game they will win. Basketball spread betting sees them running away with this one although expect some resistance from the 49ers. Long Beach State needs to play well from start to finish if they want to advance to the next round.

Moneyline: +650 is set for the 49ers and -1000 is set for the Anteaters.

ATS: Look for the spread of +12 for Long Beach State and -12  for UC Irvine.

Totals: Over 139 is out for the 49ers and under 139 is out for the Anteaters.

Score Prediction: 74-66, UC Irvine Anteaters.