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Long Beach State 49ers vs Anteaters College Hoops Game Preview

Long Beach State 49ers UC Irvine Anteaters
9-12 February 06, 2014, 10:30 | Bren Events Center 14-9



The Long Beach State 49ers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Anteaters in UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Anteaters sit at 14-9 (10-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the 49ers are currently 9-12 (10-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UC Irvine is 5-15 OU, and Long Beach State is 8-10-1 OU.

View Long Beach State 49ers vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Long Beach State before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Anteaters - 49ers odds would favor the 49ers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UC Irvine is rated No. 150 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Long Beach State is at No. 61.

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Long Beach State won its last outing, a 75-56 result against CS Fullerton on February 1. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. Mike Caffey scored 23 points leading the 49ers to a 75-56 victory over CS Fullerton at The Walter Pyramid on Saturday.

UC Irvine was a 64-50 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Cal Poly. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. UC Irvine got 15 points from Luke Nelson en route to a 64-50 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday at Mott Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 49ers rank No. 80 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.81 per game. That compares with UC Irvine’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UC Irvine is college basketball's No. 141-ranked team at 5.96 per game, while the 49ers rate No. 182 with 5.48 per game.

A few 49ers at Anteaters trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Long Beach State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Long Beach State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Long Beach State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
UC Irvine is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 7 games
UC Irvine is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
UC Irvine is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Long Beach State


Next up:
Long Beach State at UC Riverside, Saturday, February 8th
UC Irvine at UC Davis, Saturday, February 8th