College Insider Tournament - UC Irvine favored by 9 against High Point on Wednesday
High Point Panthers vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds
UC Irvine looks to cover the Anteaters-Panthers pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 20-15 mark when they host High Point in college basketball wagering action.
The Anteaters bring a 20-15 record (16-17 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-13 Panthers, who are 0-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UC Irvine go 13-14 so far and the Panthers go 2-2.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UC Irvine Anteaters as 9-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Anteaters rated this week at No. 37 and the Panthers sitting at No. 98. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-72 result in favor of the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Irvine has the nation's No. 134-rated offensive output, at 69 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 155 allowing on average 65.7 PPG. The Anteaters FG% has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.
Defensively, High Point features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.
High Point was a 61-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Liberty. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. High Point got 17 points from Allan Chaney but lost anyway, 61-60, to Liberty on Thursday at HTC Center.
Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 64-55 loser as they battled Pacific on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Anteaters got 19 points from Daman Starring, but it was Pacific that prevailed in a 64-55 final on Saturday at Honda Center.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Pacific are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Panthers at Anteaters trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UC Irvine's last 9 games