UC Irvine Anteaters vs Fresno State Bulldogs Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Fresno State vs UC Irvine battle Saturday at Save Mart Center as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bulldogs currently sports a 5-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-3 ATS. The Anteaters are 4-6 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 0-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Anteaters have gone 0-2 against the number.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Bulldogs installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 183 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Anteaters, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-66 victory for the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Anteaters rank No. 10 in NCAA Division 1 with 44.1 per game. That compares with Fresno State’s No. 276 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Fresno State is college basketball's No. 247-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Anteaters rate No. 159 with 6.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UC Irvine owns the country's No. 219-rated mark, allowing 72.7 points per game on the highway. Fresno State, on the other hand, rates No. 295 in scoring at home.
Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 65-51 loser as they battled Weber State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Anteaters endured a 65-51 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Daman Starring at Dee Events Center.
Fresno State lost its last outing, a 50-43 result against Colorado on December 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Fresno State suffered a 50-43 loss against Colorado on Wednesday, getting 8 points from Kevin Foster in a losing effort at Save Mart Center.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LSU are 0-1
After playing Weber State are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Anteaters at Bulldogs trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UC Irvine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Fresno State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Fresno State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
UC Irvine home to LSU, Tuesday, December 18
Fresno State at UCLA, Saturday, December 22