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UC Irvine Anteaters take on 49ers in college basketball test

UC Irvine AnteatersLong Beach State 49ers
Feb 29, 10:05 PM | The Walter Pyramid

UC Irvine Anteaters vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

11-17TEAM RECORD21-7

The 49ers will try to cover the spread at The Walter Pyramid on Wednesday when they get a visit from the UC Irvine Anteaters in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Anteaters have watched them go 11-17 and 14-10-1 ATS on the year, while the 49ers are at 21-7 and 15-11 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 13-12-1, while the Anteaters have a 14-11 mark.

View UC Irvine vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the 49ers as 18.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (49ers) and the No. 201 (Anteaters) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-67 result in favor of the 49ers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Anteaters rank No. 47 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.3 per game. That compares with Long Beach State’s No. 132 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Long Beach State is college basketball's No. 159-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Anteaters rate No. 51 with 7.7 per game.

Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 227-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 135 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 94-85 winner as they battled CS Northridge at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Adam Folker scored 28 points for UC Irvine on Saturday, leading the Anteaters to a 94-85 win over CS Northridge at Bren Events Center.

Long Beach State was a 64-40 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Riverside. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites. The battle between the 49ers and Highlanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Riverside was handed a 64-40 defeat on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After playing CS Northridge are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing CS Fullerton are 5-5
After playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Anteaters at 49ers trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
UC Irvine is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Long Beach State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
Long Beach State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
UC Irvine at UC Riverside, Saturday, March 3
Long Beach State at CS Fullerton, Saturday, March 3

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