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Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Long Beach State 49ers 12/19/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Long Beach State 49ers 12-19-2019 Picks Predictions and Previews

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Long Beach State 49ers 12/19/2019 – The Southern Utah Thunderbirds seem to be a team that found its stride winning their last two games. They now are eager to put their momentum to a winning streak as they visit Long Beach State this Thursday, December 19 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time. This game will be held at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California while live streaming is available through SofaScore. Long Beach State is now struggling as they are on a four-game losing streak. They are glad to host this game but Sports Gambling still sees that the Thunderbirds will come out on top after the final buzzer has sounded.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Long Beach State 49ers 12/19/2019

When: Thursday, December 19, 10:00 PM ET
Where: The Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California
TV: NA
Stream: Sofascore

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Long Beach State 49ers 12/19/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Southern Utah -2.5 (-110) 137 o (-110) -132
Long Beach State +2.5 (-110) 137 u (-110) +118
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Southern Utah Thunderbirds

The  Southern Utah Thunderbirds are on a roll learning how to finish games properly and winning by just 1 point in the past two games. Riding a good momentum they are going to rely heavily on their guards to carry the team. The best player in the roster is John Knight who has missed two games but is expected to play against Long Beach. He has averaged 13 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Averaging double-digits in scoring are Dwayne Morgan and Oluyitan. Combined they are averaging 23.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals. Sharpshooting Harisson Butler had been their best three-point shooter at 44.4% and he also mans the paint with 8.2 rebounds. Having a complete roster helps especially that they want to add a win to call it a winning streak.

Players to watch:

J. Knight III G (9 GP 22.9 MIN 13 PTS 3.3 REB 2 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 48.2 FG% 70.6 FT% 16.7 3P%), D. Morgan F (8 GP 25.4 MIN 11.9 PTS 4.1 REB 0.9 AST 1 STL 1 BLK 2.6 TO 43.6 FG% 77.8 FT% 23.1 3P%), C. Oluyitan G (10 GP 30.2 MIN 11.4 PTS 5.2 REB 2 AST 1.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.1 TO 44.8 FG% 88.5 FT% 31.7 3P%).

Long Beach State 49ers

It is just the start of the season and after 11 games, it looks like a long one for Long Beach State. They have dropped their last three games but their last one looks promising as they lost by just a point over UC Santa Barbara. The upside is that Long Beach has a great shooter in Chance Hunter who is doing 51.3% from the three-point arc and leads the team in points at 14.5 and rebounds at 4.5 per game. He is getting help from Michael Carter and Colin Slater doing double-digit contributions per game. The downside is Carter’s shooting as he is a volume shooter. In order to get a win over the Thunderbirds, they need a good start from their core players especially if Carter can hold it on his own.

Players to watch:

C. Hunter G (11 GP 26.5 MIN 14.5 PTS 4.5 REB 1.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 52.5 FG% 50 FT% 51.3 3P%), M. Carter III G (11 GP 26.9 MIN 12.6 PTS 2.4 REB 3.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 3.9 TO 36.4 FG% 87.2 FT% 26.7 3P%), C. Slater G (11 GP 28.5 MIN 10.8 PTS 2.1 REB 1.6 AST 1.3 STL 0 BLK 1.6 TO 43.1 FG% 82.6 FT% 35.3 3P%).

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Long Beach State 49ers Betting Predictions

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Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Utah’s last 5 games.
Southern Utah is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Thunderbirds are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Southern Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.

Long Beach State 49ers

49ers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Long Beach State’s last 8 games.
Long Beach State is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
49ers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Long Beach State is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Long Beach State 49ers Betting Picks

The odds favor the Thunderbirds winning over Long Beach but it is going to be close. The team that dictates the pace in the first half would probably take it home but expect comebacks from time to time. Long Beach is the underdog according to Online Sportsbook but they have a good chance of stealing this game especially when it is played in their own court.

Moneyline: Long Beach is considered the underdogs in this match and they are at +118 on the ML if they win while the Thunderbirds are given a -132.

Spread: It is just 2.5 points that separate the teams across the spread. The slight edge is given to the Thunderbirds at -2.5 while Long Beach is at +2.5.

Total: A 137 totals are expected for the teams to reach at the end of the game with Long Beach expected to go over.

Score Prediction: 70-65, Thunderbirds win.