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College Basketball Matchup - UC Irvine Anteaters LSU Tigers Odds Preview

LSU TigersUC Irvine Anteaters
Dec 18, 10:00 PM | Bren Events Center

LSU Tigers vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds

6-1TEAM RECORD5-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for LSU when they take on the UC Irvine Anteaters on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Anteaters are 5-6 overall and 4-5 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 6-1 and 1-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UC Irvine boasts a 0-3 on the OU, and LSU is 4-0.

View LSU vs UC Irvine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting LSU before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Anteaters, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 141 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-79 victory for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UC Irvine's No. 111 nationally ranked offense (71.5 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 230 at 68.4 PPG. The Anteaters have been averaging 43.1% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 89 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

LSU was an 89-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boise State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. LSU suffered an 89-70 loss against Boise State on Friday, getting 19 points from Corban Collins in a losing effort at Taco Bell Arena.

UC Irvine won its last outing, a 58-51 result against Fresno State on December 15. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Anteaters grabbed a 58-51 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Chris McNealy at Save Mart Center.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Marquette are 1-0
After playing Boise State are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing USC are 2-2
After playing Fresno State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Anteaters trends to consider:
LSU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
LSU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UC Irvine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UC Irvine is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
LSU at Marquette, Saturday, December 22
UC Irvine at USC, Thursday, December 20