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UC Irvine Anteaters vs Pacific Tigers Odds
The Pacific Tigers will try to cover the spread at Spanos Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA basketball action.
The Anteaters will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 12-12-2 ATS. UC Irvine is 11-11 on the totals; Pacific is 13-12.
Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as 5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Anteaters was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 163 and the Anteaters at No. 42 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-70 result in favor of the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pacific's No. 169-ranked offense, averaging 67.7 PPG, against a Anteaters defense that ranks No. 121 at 64.4 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Anteaters marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Pacific, meanwhile, comes in at No. 108 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Irvine was a 72-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Long Beach State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Anteaters got 16 points from Adam Folker as UC Irvine ran past Long Beach State 72-69 on Saturday at Bren Events Center.
Pacific was a 70-68 winner in its last match on the road against UC Riverside. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got 15 points from Lorenzo McCloud as Pacific ran past UC Riverside 70-68 on Saturday at Student Center.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UC Davis are 5-5
After playing Long Beach State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Long Beach State are 8-2
After playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Anteaters at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UC Irvine's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pacific
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UC Irvine's last 8 games on the road
UC Irvine is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Pacific
UC Irvine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pacific is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pacific's last 9 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pacific's last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
Pacific is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
UC Irvine at UC Davis, Saturday, March 9
Pacific home to Long Beach State, Saturday, March 9