UC Irvine Anteaters vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds
The Walter Pyramid features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Long Beach State 49ers and the visiting UC Irvine Anteaters in college hoops action on Saturday.
The 49ers currently sports a 10-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-10 ATS. The Anteaters are 10-10 and 8-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 49ers produce a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Anteaters have gone 6-6 against the number.
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the 49ers at No. 205 and the Anteaters at No. 36 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-66 result in favor of the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Long Beach State's No. 122-ranked offense, averaging 69.9 PPG, against a Anteaters defense that ranks No. 133 at 64.3 PPG. The 49ers field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Anteaters marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 68-58 loser as they battled UC Riverside on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. UC Irvine suffered a 68-58 loss against UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 22 points from Daman Starring in a losing effort at Student Center.
In their last action, Long Beach State was an 81-71 winner on the road against CS Fullerton. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. James Ennis scored 23 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Long Beach State over CS Fullerton, 81-71, on Saturday at Titan Gym.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Cal Poly are 3-7
After playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Santa Barbara are 7-3
After playing CS Fullerton are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Anteaters at 49ers trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
UC Irvine is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
UC Irvine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
Long Beach State is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
Long Beach State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing UC Irvine
UC Irvine home to Cal Poly, Wednesday, January 30
Long Beach State home to Santa Barbara, Wednesday, January 30