Pepperdine at Long Beach State 12/20/18 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions
The Pepperdine Waves visit Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California on Thursday to play the Long Beach State 49ers. The Waves fell to 6-6 on the season after falling to Oregon State 82-67 on Monday. Pepperdine was led by Colbey Ross with 15 points and eight assists, while Eric Cooper Jr. scored 15 as well. Pepperdine shot just 37% from the field for the game.
Long Beach State fell to 3-9 on the season following its 74-68 loss to Pacific on Monday. The 49ers squandered an early second half lead of 15 points after going more than four minutes without a field goal and Pacific went on a 13-0 run. Temidayo Yussuf led the 49ers with 14 points and 10 boards in the loss.
Colbey Ross leads Pepperdine in scoring and assists with averages of 19.8 points and 6.9 assists per game. Kameron Edwards is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 17.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Pepperdine is shooting 44.8% from the field and 36.7% from 3-point territory.
Deishaun Booker leads the 49ers in scoring and assists with averages of 14.6 points and 3.7 assists per game. Temidayo Yussuf is the second leading scoring and leader in rebounds with averages of 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Long Beach State is shooting 39.9% from the field and 35.0% from 3-point territory.
While the Pepperdine Waves should win straight up, Long Beach State will cover. The 49ers have covered each of the last 5 between the two schools and 4 of the last 5 played at home against the Waves. Pepperdine has failed to cover each of its last 4 games and has covered just 5 of its last 21 versus teams with a straight up record below .500. Final Score Prediction,Long Beach State 49ers win and cover ATS 82-75.