The Long Beach State Beach (2-3) travel to face off against the Iona Gaels (1-2) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at Hertz Arena in Estero and televised on FloH. Both Long Beach State and Iona will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:00 ET.
Long Beach State Beach vs Iona Gaels
The Long Beach State Beach Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As Long Beach State prepares for their sixth game of the season, they currently have a 2-3 overall record. Looking back at their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, Long Beach State went 4-6. Long Beach State has a current record of 2-3 vs. the spread heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, they hold a 3-2 record vs. the spread.
So far, Long Beach State’s games have averaged 151.6 points per game with the average over/under line being 154 points. In their most recent three games, the Beach’s over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 74 points per game.
The Iona Gaels Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
After three games, Iona has a 1-2 record overall. Iona has not won a game at home in their last three games, including last year. As of now, Iona is 0-3 against the spread heading into today’s game. Looking back to last season, Iona has gone 5-5 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
In three games, Iona comes in with an over/under mark of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 153 points per game. Over the course of the last five games, the Gaels’ games have averaged 80 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.
Long Beach State Offense Breakdown
Long Beach State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 52 points against Illinois State. In that game, they made 4/20 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 35.4%. One area that the Long Beach State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 248th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 46%.
|Marcus Tsohonis (G)
|Aboubacar Traore (F)
|Jadon Jones (G)
Iona Offense Breakdown
Coming off their recent game, the Iona offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against High Point. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.9%, and they made 9 threes. The Iona offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 39% of their looks from outside this season.
|Idan Tretout (G)
|Greg Gordon (G)
|Wheza Panzo (G)
Long Beach State Team Defense
So far, the Beach’s defense is ranked 153rd in the country at 77.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Illinois State, the Redbirds finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 61 points vs. Long Beach State.
Iona Team Defense
The Gaels’ defense is presently ranked 158th nationally, allowing an average of 78.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. High Point, the Panthers finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 82 points vs. Iona.
Beach vs Gaels Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Long Beach State has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 74 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Through their last ten home games, Iona has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 70 points per game.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Iona has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Long Beach State has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +3, the Gaels is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 151.5, and our model predicts the Beach and Gaels to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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