Titans open as college hoops underdog vs Anteaters
CS Fullerton Titans vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds
UC Irvine looks to cover the Anteaters-Titans pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 13-13 mark when they host CS Fullerton in college basketball wagering action.
The Anteaters are 13-13 so far on the season, and 9-15 ATS vs. the number. The Titans, meanwhile, are 12-12 and 10-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UC Irvine go 7-11 and the Titans go 8-7 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UC Irvine sat as 3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 287-rated CS Fullerton taking on the No. 47-rated Anteaters in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-76 win for the Titans on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Titans is ranked No. 317 in NCAA hoops at 30.7 per game. Contrast that with UC Irvine’s No. 23 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Irvine is the No. 117-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while CS Fullerton rates No. 7 at 9 per game.
Defensively, CS Fullerton features the nation's No. 335-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.1 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, CS Fullerton was an 85-65 loser on the road against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. CS Fullerton was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Long Beach State and falling by an 85-65 score at The Walter Pyramid.
UC Irvine was a 52-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Riverside. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. UC Irvine got 17 points from Michael Wilder en route to a 52-48 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday at Bren Events Center.
CS Fullerton Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cal Poly are 5-5
After playing Long Beach State are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pacific are 6-4
After playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Titans at Anteaters trends to consider:
CS Fullerton is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
CS Fullerton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
CS Fullerton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
UC Irvine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games when playing CS Fullerton
CS Fullerton home to Cal Poly, Wednesday, February 20
UC Irvine home to Pacific, Wednesday, February 20