Sam Houston State Bearkats host UC Irvine Anteaters in college basketball action
UC Irvine Anteaters vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds
Bernard Johnson Coliseum will host Sam Houston State Bearkats vs. UC Irvine Anteaters action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Sam Houston State will face the 3-2 Anteaters, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearkats are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Anteaters are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bearkats, most recently No. 137 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Anteaters, who rate No. 193 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 86-65 victory for the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sam Houston State has the nation's No. 282-rated offensive output, at 61.6 PPG. The visiting Anteaters defense ranks No. 94 allowing on average 61.2 PPG. The Bearkats FG% has averaged 38.4% so far, less than the Anteaters marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Sam Houston State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 257 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Irvine was a 69-65 loser in its last match on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. UC Irvine got 16 points from Michael Wilder but lost anyway, 69-65, to Southern Miss on Tuesday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Sam Houston State was a 64-50 winner in its last match at home against Liberty. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Bearkats got 14 points from Terrance Motley as Sam Houston State ran past Liberty 64-50 on Tuesday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pepperdine are 4-5
After playing Southern Miss are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Anteaters at Bearkats trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UC Irvine at Pepperdine, Saturday, November 24
Sam Houston State at Texas, Tuesday, November 27