Pacific Tigers vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds
Pacific pays a visit to UC Irvine on Wednesday, hoping to send the Anteaters to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bren Events Center.
UC Irvine battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 15-10 mark (11-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-11 for the Anteaters and 11-10 for the Tigers.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UC Irvine sat as 1-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 44-rated Anteaters and the No. 177-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-70 result in favor of the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 297 in NCAA hoops at 31.7 per game. Contrast that with UC Irvine’s No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Irvine is the No. 106-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Pacific rates No. 145 at 6.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pacific owns the country's No. 150-rated mark, allowing 68.5 points per game on the highway. UC Irvine, on the other hand, rates No. 112 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Pacific was an 80-71 winner at home against Hawaii. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Travis Fulton scored 23 points leading the Tigers to an 80-71 victory over Hawaii at Spanos Center on Saturday.
UC Irvine was an 86-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The Anteaters blew out CS Fullerton on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 86-66 win at Bren Events Center.
Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Hawaii are 3-2
After a win are 6-4
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing CS Fullerton are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Anteaters trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pacific's last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
Pacific is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UC Irvine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of UC Irvine's last 16 games when playing Pacific
Pacific at Western Michigan, Saturday, February 23
UC Irvine at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, February 23