UC Irvine Anteaters vs Rebels College Hoops Game Preview
UC Irvine Anteaters vs UNLV Rebels Odds
The UC Irvine Anteaters will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rebels in UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Rebels currently sports a 3-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Anteaters are 3-4 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rebels produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Anteaters have gone 0-0 against the number.
The Anteaters were listed as 15-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rebels at No. 11 and the Anteaters at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-84 result in favor of the Rebels.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNLV's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 82.5 PPG, against a Anteaters defense that ranks No. 122 at 63.3 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Anteaters marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Irvine was a 72-62 loser in its last match on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Daman Starring went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Pepperdine handed UC Irvine a 72-62 defeat at Firestone Fieldhouse.
UNLV won its last outing, an 82-70 result against Iowa State on November 24. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed an 82-70 win over the Cyclones on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Anthony Bennett at Thomas & Mack Center.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Pepperdine are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Hawaii are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Anteaters at Rebels trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
UNLV is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
UNLV is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
UNLV is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
UC Irvine home to San Diego Christian, Tuesday, December 4
UNLV home to Hawaii, Saturday, December 1