UC Irvine Anteaters vs Weber State Wildcats Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Weber State and UC Irvine on Saturday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Weber State will face the 4-5 Anteaters, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Anteaters are 0-1 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Wildcats installed as 2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Wildcats and the No. 29-rated Anteaters in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 85-80 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Weber State's No. 48 nationally ranked offense (76.6 points per game) against a Anteaters defense that sits as the No. 143 at 64.4 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 47.9% from the field, more than the Anteaters have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).
Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 233-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Weber State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Irvine won its last outing, a 94-52 result against San Diego Christian on December 4. UC Irvine cruised to victory on Tuesday, running San Diego Christian out of the gym and running up a 94-52 score at Bren Events Center.
Weber State was an 89-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah Valley. Weber State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Utah Valley out of the gym and running up an 89-56 score at Dee Events Center.
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Fresno State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing BYU are 5-5
After playing Utah Valley are 1-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Anteaters at Wildcats trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UC Irvine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Weber State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
UC Irvine at Fresno State, Saturday, December 15
Weber State home to BYU, Saturday, December 15