Betting on today’s Beach and Rainbow Warriors game? Catch the action at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI, as the Rainbow Warriors hosts this showdown at 11:59 ET on SPEC. The over/under for this game is set at 152 points, and Hawaii is favored by -3 vs. Long Beach State in a Big West conference matchup.

LONG BEACH STATE BEACH VS HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -3

This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 11:59 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Rainbow Warriors.
  • Not only will Hawaii pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Beach Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Long Beach State Beach has an overall record of 18-9 this season, including a 10-5 mark in Big West games. They have won five games in a row, and their road record stands at 10-7 this season.

Long Beach State Beach has been the underdog in nine games this season, going 5-4 in those matchups. They are coming off a 79-66 win over Bakersfield, and their record over their last 10 road games is 7-3.

As the underdog this season, Long Beach State has an ATS record of 6-3 and an overall ATS mark of 13-12. On the road, the Beach has gone 9-8 vs. the spread this year and they are 2-1 ATS in their last 3 road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Long Beach State has an ATS record of 7-3.

Long Beach State’s over/under record for the season is 15-10, and today’s line of 152 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games (152.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3, and the average scoring total in those games is exactly 152 points.

The Long Beach State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. Bakersfield. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.6% while connecting on 4 threes. Offensively, the Beach have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 154th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 266th in percentage and 334th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Long Beach State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 75.5 points per game (260th). In today’s game vs. Hawaii, the Long Beach State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Long Beach State made 25 free-throws vs. the Beach.

Is a Home Win Possible for Hawaii?

Coming off a 77-71 loss to UC Santa Barbara, Hawaii will look to bounce back and improve on their 7-6 home record. So far this season, the Rainbow Warriors have gone 15-12, including a 6-9 mark in Big West play.

As the favorite, Hawaii has gone 11-4 this season, and they have been favored in 15 of their 27 games. At home, the Rainbow Warriors have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have a +3.1 average scoring margin at home this season.

As the favorite, Hawaii has gone 8-7 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rainbow Warriors have an ATS record of 5-5. At home, Hawaii is just 4-9 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 home games, their ATS mark is 4-6.

This season, the over/under record for Hawaii games is 14-10-1 with their matchups averaging 140.9 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 152 is higher than the average OU line in their games (138) and their last three games (145). Over their last five games, the over/under record is 5-0.

The Hawaii offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against UC Santa Barbara. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 9 threes. The Hawaii offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Hawaii defense is giving up an average of 68.3 points per contest. Hawaii’s three-point defense is currently 6th in the country at 4.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Hawaii.