Looking to win big? The Tritons and Beach face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Beach are hosting the game at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA. California-San Diego is favored by -1 in this Big West conference matchup the against Long Beach State. The over/under for the game is set at 152.5 points.


The Pick: Long Beach State Beach +1

This game will be played at Walter Pyramid at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-59 in favor of the Beach.
  • Not only will Long Beach State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Tritons Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

California-San Diego comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 11 of their 22 games this season. They have gone 10-1 in those games, and they are 15-7 overall. The Tritons have won four straight games, including their last game against CSUN, which they won by a score of 83-62.

On the road this season, California-San Diego has gone 5-5, and they are averaging a scoring margin of +5.4 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 5-5, and over their last five, they are 4-1. Their record in Big West play is 9-1, and they are 8-2 at home.

As the favorite this season, UCSD has gone 9-2 vs. the spread. On the road, the Tritons are 6-4 ATS this year and 14-6 overall. In their last 10 games as the favorite, UCSD is 8-2 vs. the spread.

California-San Diego has an over/under record of 8-11-1 this season and the average scoring total in their games is 141.4 points. Today's over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.6) and 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 142 points.

California-San Diego's offense had a good outing, putting up 83 points against CSUN. They achieved a 45.3% field goal percentage and went 9/12 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Bryce Pope, who is averaging 18.8 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones also maintains a PPG average of 12 heading into game.

So far, the Tritons' defense is ranked 61st in the country at 66.8 points per contest. So far, the California-San Diego defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.2 times per game (370th).

Will the Beach Find a Way to Win at Home?

Long Beach State is 13-9 overall and 5-4 in Big West play. They have gone 3-2 at home this season, and their scoring margin at home is -0.2 points per game.

As the underdog, Long Beach State is 3-4 this season. In their last game, they defeated UC Riverside by a score of 65-53.

Long Beach State has an ATS record of 9-10 this season and they are 2-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Beach have a record of 5-4-1.

Long Beach State's over/under record for the season is 12-7, and today's over/under line of 152.5 is very close to the average over/under line in their games (153.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 1-2. In their last five games, the average scoring total is 143 points, and their over/under record is 3-2 in those contests.

The Long Beach State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 65 points versus UC Riverside. During the game, they attempted 22 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 37.1%. The team's scoring leader is Marcus Tsohonis, who holds an average of 17.5 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Aboubacar Traore is averaging 12.1 points per game this season.

At this time, the Beach's defense is positioned 260th in the country, permitting 76.5 points per game. The Long Beach State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 53 points and allowed UC Riverside to connect on 10 threes.