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Anteaters open as college hoops underdog vs Titans

UC Irvine AnteatersCS Fullerton Titans
March 8, 5:30 PM | Honda Center

UC Irvine Anteaters vs CS Fullerton Titans Odds

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The Titans hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the UC Irvine Anteaters pay a visit to Honda Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is part of the Big West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Honda Center.

The Anteaters will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 15-11-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Titans are 13-12 ATS. UC Irvine is 15-12 on the totals; CS Fullerton is 12-13.

View UC Irvine vs CS Fullerton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with CS Fullerton in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 157-ranked Titans and the No. 201-rated Anteaters in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-68 win for the Titans on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature CS Fullerton's No. 47-rated squad against UC Irvine's No. 33-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, CS Fullerton rates No. 13 in the country with 8.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 56 nationally with 7.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UC Irvine owns the country's No. 236-rated mark, allowing 72.1 points per game on the highway. CS Fullerton, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

UC Irvine lost its last outing, a 72-69 result against UC Riverside on March 3. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. UC Irvine got 19 points from Chris McNealy but lost anyway, 72-69, to UC Riverside on Saturday at Student Center.

CS Fullerton won its last outing, a 77-74 result against Long Beach State on March 3. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Titans got a terrific 27-point effort from D.J. Seeley as CS Fullerton defeated Long Beach State 77-74 on Saturday at Titan Gym.

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing UC Riverside are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

CS Fullerton Titans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Long Beach State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Anteaters at Titans trends to consider:
CS Fullerton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
CS Fullerton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing UC Irvine
The total has gone OVER in 5 of CS Fullerton's last 6 games when playing UC Irvine
The total has gone OVER in 6 of CS Fullerton's last 9 games