Big West Tournament - Long Beach State 49ers home to UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA Basketball betting action
UC Irvine Anteaters vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds
Long Beach State looks to cover the 49ers-Anteaters pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 19-12 mark when they host UC Irvine in college basketball wagering action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Big West Tournament. Honda Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Long Beach State battles the Anteaters, currently sitting with a 19-14 mark (15-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-14 for the 49ers and 13-12 for the Anteaters.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 44-rated UC Irvine taking on the No. 161-rated 49ers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-68 win for the Anteaters on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Long Beach State's No. 157-rated squad against UC Irvine's No. 16-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Long Beach State rates No. 104 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 108 nationally with 6.8 per match.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 174 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Irvine was a 71-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hawaii. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Will Davis II scored 13 points leading the Anteaters to a 71-60 victory over Hawaii at Honda Center on Thursday.
Long Beach State was a 75-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Long Beach State earned a 75-66 victory over CS Fullerton on Thursday, getting 15 points from James Ennis at Honda Center.