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UC Irvine Anteaters vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
The visiting UC Irvine Anteaters hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Bernard Johnson Coliseum against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
The game is being played at Bernard Johnson Coliseum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Golden Eagles sport records of 3-0 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Anteaters have 3-1 and 3-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Golden Eagles and 0-0 for the Anteaters.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles sit at No. 55 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Anteaters sit at No. 193 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Anteaters will win this game 91-72.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Anteaters is ranked No. 2 in NCAA hoops at 51.5 per game. Contrast that with Southern Miss’s No. 109 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Miss is the No. 240-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while UC Irvine rates No. 102 at 7.2 per game.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 278-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Irvine won its last outing, a 64-46 result against Liberty on November 19. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. UC Irvine got 12 points from Daman Starring en route to a 64-46 victory over Liberty on Monday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 61-49 winner as they battled Sam Houston State on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Southern Miss got 27 points from Dwayne Davis en route to a 61-49 victory over Sam Houston State on Monday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Sam Houston State are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Sam Houston State are 1-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Anteaters at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Southern Miss is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
UC Irvine at Sam Houston State, Wednesday, November 21
Southern Miss at Liberty, Wednesday, November 21