Long Beach State vs. Washington Pick

Long Beach State vs. Washington 3/15/16 NIT Picks & Predictions

After finishing 3-7 over its last 10 games, Washington will look to save face with a deep run in the NIT. Will the Huskies get off to a good start when they host Long Beach State in the opening round tonight?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Huskies are 9-point home favorites over the 49ers while the over/under is sitting at 168 points. While the side hasn’t budged, the total has gone from 166 up two full points to 168.

Bet Tonight’s NIT Matchup Between Long Beach State and Washington

Long Beach State is a quality opponent. The 49ers have won 11 of their last 13 games and have won 20 games for the first time since the 2011-12 NCAA Tournament team went 25-9. They can shoot from 3-point range, as they set a school record by making 279 3-pointers this season.

As for Washington, the Huskies will once again rely on senior guard Andrew Andrews to carry them. He leads the team with a 20.9 scoring average but if he’s all Washington has tonight, Long Beach State should stay within the 9-point spread.

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The 49ers are 8-1-2 against the spread in their last 11 games following a loss and are 6-1-2 against the number in their last non-conference games. They’re also 11-5-1 against the number in their last 17 road games and have covered the spread in four of their last five road games when playing a team with a winning home record.

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