Long Beach State at UCLA 11/9/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Long Beach State 49ers vs. UCLA Bruins
NCAAB: 11:00 PM EST
Nov. 09, 2018
Latest Odds : UCLA -15.5 Total 157
Long Beach State is starting their year off against the UCLA Bruins and that could either give the 49ers a big time start or one that they should be expecting to get as the 49ers are definitely not the favored team against the ranked Bruins. However, the 49ers are returning quite a few seniors and that can definitely make a difference for the 49ers in this game.
The 49ers are going to be looking to find another top scorer for the team. Gabe Levin was the leader offensively last year for the 49ers. Levin last season was able to score 18.5 points a game and pulled down 7.2 boards a game.
UCLA is coming into the game looking strong and actually blew Purdue Fort Wayne out to open the year up. In the game the Bruins were able to put in a total of 96 points and the defense actually showed up really well by giving up only 71 points in the game.
Kris Wilkes was the leading scorer for the Bruins in the game. Wilkes was able to go 11 for 19 from the floor and managed to go 2 for 2 from the line. This led to him getting a total of 27 points in the game.
Recent Betting Trends:
49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
Bruins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Over is 7-2 in 49ers last 9 Friday games.
Over is 5-2 in Bruins last 7 home games.
Free Betting Pick: UCLA Bruins -15.5
The 49ers lost a lot of their offensive production from last season and it is going to show in this game here as the 49ers are going to struggle to bring home a win in the game. Look for the Bruins, though, to have a good offensive showing and really dominate and control the game. Final Score Prediction, UCLA Bruins win and cover ATS 92-66.