Upcoming Free Picks

Long Beach State vs. UCLA Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 11-9-2018

This is a past game! View all upcoming NCAAB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#563 Long Beach State
49ers
#564 UCLA
Bruins

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Long Beach State 49ers

0 - 0

14-16
ATS
14-17
O/U
75
PPG
78
OPPG

UCLA Bruins

1 - 0

15-17
ATS
18-14
O/U
81
PPG
75
OPPG

Long Beach State vs UCLA

Where: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California

When: Friday, November 9, 2018 10:30 pm Eastern

The Long Beach State 49ers travel down the road to take on UCLA. This is the first game of the season for the 49ers and UCLA is coming off a 96-71 victory over Fort Wayne.

Long Beach Will Compete this Season

This is the 49ers first game of the 2018-2019 season and are coming off a 15-18 season and finished the Big West Conference with a winning record of nine wins and seven losses. Returning from that team are Big West All-Conference performers, Senior center Temidayo Yussuf and Senior guard Deishaun Booker were both All-Big West honorable mention performers and Head Coach Dan Monson will be relying heavily on these two as well as Senior guard Bryan Alberts and Senior forward Mason Riggins.

Last season the 49ers shot 45 percent from the floor, 35 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. Long Beach State committed an average of 15 turnovers per game and teams shot 52 percent from the floor and 37 percent from long range.

Moses Brown is a Beast

Seven foot one inch Freshman Moses Brown completely dominated Fort Wayne with a 19 point, 17 rebound performance and the Bruins crushed Fort Wayne 96-71. Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 27 points and Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 17 points and added seven assists. UCLA shot 54 percent from the floor, 32 percent from beyond the arc and just 47 percent from the Free Throw line. The Bruins defense allowed Fort Wayne to shoot 36.6 percent from the floor, 24 percent from long range and 58 percent from the free throw line.

Last season the Bruins finished 21-12 and 11-7 in the Pac-12 and shot 46 percent from the floor, 38 percent from long range and 72 percent from the line. Opponents shot 47 percent from the field and 34 percent from beyond the arc. It will be interesting to watch how UCLA fares on the defensive side of the ball this season.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Who on Long Beach State is going to stop Moses Brown? That will be your question every single time you handicap a Bruins game this season. The answer is no one on Friday night other than Bruins Head Coach Steve Alford is going to stop Moses Brown. He’s a problem on both ends of the floor and while I’m not exactly a big fan of the rest of the Bruins team, they should handily cover this spread at home Friday night. I will play UCLA!!

Prediction: UCLA -15.5

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

I don’t see much defense being played on Friday night by either team. UCLA has much more experienced players than the 49ers have and that’s going to make a difference. I like both benches and these games are how those bench players make rotations so I expect, when this game is over score-wise, both teams loaded with young fellas atre going to show out. I will play the over on Friday night.

Prediction: Over 157 Points

Phil Naessens

Coming Soon!

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Monday, Jan 21
NBA
#507 Oklahoma City Thunder -9
#508 New York Knicks 228.5
12:35pm
View Pick
#513 Dallas Mavericks 228
#514 Milwaukee Bucks -11.5
2:05pm
View Pick
#517 Sacramento Kings 230
#518 Brooklyn Nets -3
3:35pm
View Pick
#519 New Orleans Pelicans
#520 Memphis Grizzlies
5:35pm
View Pick
#521 Miami Heat 215
#522 Boston Celtics -8
6:05pm
View Pick
#523 Houston Rockets 234
#524 Philadelphia 76ers -5
8:05pm
View Pick
#525 Portland Trailblazers
#526 Utah Jazz
9:05pm
View Pick
#527 Golden State Warriors -10.5
#528 Los Angeles Lakers 235
10:35pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#851 ODU -7
#852 Charlotte 118
4:00pm
View Pick
#853 Maryland 148.5
#854 Michigan State -9.5
6:30pm
View Pick
#855 Virginia Tech 155
#856 North Carolina -4
7:00pm
View Pick
#857 Nebraska -10.5
#858 Rutgers 135
8:00pm
View Pick
#861 Marshall 162.5
#862 Western Kentucky -5
9:00pm
View Pick
#863 Baylor 143.5
#864 West Virginia -2
9:00pm
View Pick
NHL
#11 Nashville
#12 Colorado
3:05pm
View Pick
#13 St. Louis -115
#14 Los Angeles -105
4:05pm
View Pick