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Arizona vs Long Beach State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Arizona vs Long Beach State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 2 seed Arizona Wildcats (25-8) and the No. 15 seed Long Beach State Beach (21-14) will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 2:00 PM ET. The contest airs on TBS.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Arizona vs. Long Beach State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arena: Delta Center

Arizona vs. Long Beach State Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Arizona win (88.5%)

Take a look at the betting trends and insights below before making a wager on Thursday's Arizona-Long Beach State spread (Arizona -19.5) or over/under (163.5 points).

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Arizona vs. Long Beach State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Arizona is 21-12-0 ATS this season.
  • Long Beach State is 16-17-0 ATS this season.
  • The Wildcats have covered the spread in a higher percentage of their home games than away games. They have covered 11 times in 16 opportunities at home, and they've covered seven times in 11 opportunities on the road.
  • This year, the Beach are 4-7-0 at home against the spread (.364 winning percentage). Away, they are 9-7-0 ATS (.562).

Arizona vs. Long Beach State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Arizona has come away with 21 wins in the 28 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • The Wildcats have not lost in six games this year when favored by -4000 or better on the moneyline.
  • Long Beach State is 7-6 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 53.8% of those games).
  • The Beach have yet to play a game with moneyline odds of +1400 or longer.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Arizona has a 97.6% chance of walking away with the win.

Arizona vs. Long Beach State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Arizona is outscoring opponents by 15.7 points per game with a +518 scoring differential overall. It puts up 87.9 points per game (third in college basketball) and allows 72.2 per outing (190th in college basketball).
  • Caleb Love's 18.1 points per game lead Arizona and rank 80th in the nation.
  • Long Beach State has a +71 scoring differential, topping opponents by two points per game. It is putting up 77.7 points per game, 70th in college basketball, and is giving up 75.7 per outing to rank 286th in college basketball.
  • Marcus Tsohonis' 17.8 points per game paces Long Beach State and ranks 91st in college basketball.
  • The Wildcats win the rebound battle by 10.4 boards on average. They collect 42.6 rebounds per game, which ranks third in college basketball, while their opponents grab 32.2 per outing.
  • Oumar Ballo is 15th in college basketball play with 10.1 rebounds per game to lead the Wildcats.
  • The Beach rank 49th in the nation at 38.3 rebounds per game. That's 2.9 more than the 35.4 their opponents average.
  • Lassina Traore tops the Beach with 10.4 rebounds per game (11th in college basketball).
  • Arizona ranks 14th in college basketball by averaging 105 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 22nd in college basketball, allowing 86.3 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Beach's 94.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 196th in college basketball, and the 91.7 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 143rd in college basketball.

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