Skip to main content

See also:

Scores and Odds Free Picks Long Beach State-Cal Santa Barbara Locks

Yes we are excited about NFL Conference Championship betting San Francisco at Seattle and New England at Denver, but there is still plenty of NBA and college basketball betting in the interim. Here is a free pick from Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy.

LONG BEACH STATE +6.5 Cal Santa Barbara

Playing a brutal schedule has paid off for Long Beach State. They are 1-8 straight up on the road, yet covered four straight on the highway. They are 4-2 straight up after a 3-9 start. But they way the schedule was designed they should be getting better playing a lesser competition than when they took their lumps. Tyler Lamb, a junior transfer from UCLA, became eligible for the 49ers on December 19, and has immediately had a huge impact. Lamb scored 20 points off of the bench against USC, helping the 49ers earn their first win over a Pac-12 opponent at home since 1999 in a 72-71 win. Lamb has scored in double-figures in all six games he is played with the 49ers, and is averaging a team-high 18.3 points per game.

Since the arrival of Lamb and Travis Hammonds, The 49ers have gone 4-2 overall, their only losses coming at a ranked Missouri squad and in a two-point loss at home to UC Irvine. The 49ers were 1-9 prior to the arrival of the high-scoring duo.

Joe Duffy’s Picks Long Beach State.

Which team remains under the radar insofar sportsbooks clearly clueless how they should set the line? Which squad had both a brutal schedule and recently got a top player in the line-up, making them very underrated? Which squad has three wins by one-point and five by six or less, making them a team that is overrated because of good fortune? It is time for a famed competitor consensus and more. Go 4-0 in college basketball led by a Wise Guy and 2-0 in the NBA, also led by a Wise Guy from Joe Duffy’s Picks at