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Long Beach State vs Cal State Fullerton Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds

Beach vs Titans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Long Beach State Beach at Cal State Fullerton Titans
  • Where: Fullerton at Titan Gym
  • Date: Thursday, February 2nd
  • Betting Odds: Long Beach State +3, LBST +129 | CSUFL -159 O/U 145.0

Beach Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Cal State Fullerton, the Long Beach State Beach will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 12-10. So far, the Beach have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 4-6. For the season, Long Beach State has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Beach being +3 point underdogs.

Lassina Traore comes into today’s game as the Beach’s leading scorer at 11.68 points per contest. Not only has Traore been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Long Beach State’s top rebounder at 10.36 boards per contest. Traore will need take on an even larger role in today’s matchup, as Joel Murray will not be taking the floor vs Cal State Fullerton. For the season, he is second on the team in scoring at 15.69 with a field goal percentage of 42.0%.

On offense, Long Beach State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 31.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Titans Preview:

The Cal State Fullerton Titans will be looking to pick up their 24th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. Currently, the Titans have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. The Titans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Cal State Fullerton has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3.

Cal State Fullerton will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Latrell Wrightsell Jr. who is averaging 15.95 points per game for the Titans. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Titans’ offensive game plan is the play of Jalen Harris who has hit 37.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.65 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Cal State Fullerton this season, as they are currently ranked 231st in college basketball at 70.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Titans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.0%, placing them 322nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Cal State Fullerton Titans -3

For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the Cal State Fullerton on the spread as -3 point favorites over the Long Beach State Beach. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread at home, as the school is 6-4 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a Long Beach State unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Titans take care of business and cover as -3 point favorites.