Liberty Flames take on Anteaters in NCAA basketball test
Liberty Flames vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds
The UC Irvine Anteaters will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Liberty Flames at Bernard Johnson Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
The Anteaters sit at 2-1 (2-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Flames are currently 0-3 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UC Irvine is 0-0 OU, and Liberty is 0-0 OU.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UC Irvine sat as 10.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Anteaters - Flames odds would favor the Anteaters if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UC Irvine is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Liberty is at No. 1. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-50 win for the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Flames rank No. 302 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.3 per game. That compares with UC Irvine’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UC Irvine is college basketball's No. 51-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Flames rate No. 128 with 6.7 per game.
Defensively, Liberty features the nation's No. 246-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Liberty, they were a 68-59 loser as they battled Georgetown on the road. The Flames endured a 68-59 loss at the hands of the Hoyas on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Casey Roberts at Verizon Center.
Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 116-47 winner as they battled Pacifica at home. The battle between the Anteaters and Gladiators didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pacifica was handed a 116-47 defeat on Thursday at Bren Events Center.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Miss are 0-1
After a win are 4-6
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