Arizona vs. Long Beach State: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 21, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The players to watch will be Caleb Love and Aboubacar Traore when the Arizona Wildcats (25-8) play the Long Beach State Beach (21-14) on Thursday (at 2:00 PM ET) at Delta Center in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Arizona is an enormous 20-point favorite against Long Beach State when the Wildcats square off against the Beach on Thursday. A 163-point total is set for the game.

Arizona vs. Long Beach State Betting Lines

Arizona vs Long Beach State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Arizona -20 163 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Arizona (-20)
Total Pick Under (163)

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Arizona vs. Long Beach State Stat Rankings

Arizona Avg. (Rank) Long Beach State Avg. (Rank)
87.9 (3rd) Points Scored 77.7 (70th)
72.2 (190th) Points Allowed 75.7 (286th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
12.3 (11th) Off. Rebounds 10.8 (46th)
7.8 (135th) 3pt Made 5.5 (333rd)
18.6 (3rd) Assists 15.4 (48th)
11.8 (249th) Turnovers 12.1 (271st)

Arizona vs. Long Beach State Betting Trends

  • The Wildcats have beaten the spread 21 times in 33 games.
  • Against the spread as 20-point favorites or more, Arizona is 5-1.
  • Out of 33 Wildcats games so far this year, 15 have gone over the total.
  • A total of 15 times so far this year, Arizona and its opponent have combined for more than 163 points.
  • The over/under in this game is 163 points, 2.8 higher than the average total in Wildcats games this season.
  • Long Beach State has beaten the spread 16 times in 33 games.
  • There have been 15 Arizona’s games (out of 33) that hit the over this season.
  • Beach games have gone over 163 points on six occasions this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 9.5 points higher than the average scoring total for Long Beach State’s games (153.5).

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Arizona Impact Players

  • Love leads his squad in points per game (18.1), and also puts up 4.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Defensively, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Oumar Ballo averages a team-leading 10.1 rebounds per game. In addition, he’s averaging 13.1 points and 0.8 assists, shooting 64.9% from the field.
  • Pelle Larsson leads the Wildcats at 3.6 assists per contest, while also posting 4.1 rebounds and 12.8 points.
  • Keshad Johnson is averaging 11.6 points, 1.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per contest.
  • Kylan Boswell posts a team-leading 3.6 assists per game. He is also averaging 9.8 points and 2.4 rebounds, shooting 40.5% from the floor and 38.6% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest.

Long Beach State Impact Players

  • Traore leads the Beach in assists (4.5 per game), and averages 12.0 points and 8.1 rebounds. He also posts 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocked shots.
  • Lassina Traore is putting up a team-high 10.4 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 12.1 points and 1.2 assists, making 53.5% of his shots from the floor.
  • Marcus Tsohonis is recording a team-high 17.8 points per game. And he is delivering 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists, sinking 40.5% of his shots from the field, and 30.5% from 3-point distance resulting in 1.3 triples per contest.
  • The Beach receive 12.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Jadon Jones.
  • The Beach get 10.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from AJ George.

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