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Arizona State Sun Devils vs UC Irvine Anteaters Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

UC Irvine AnteatersArizona State Sun Devils
7-6December 28, 2013, 02:00 | Wells Fargo Arena10-2

The Arizona State Sun Devils will try to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA basketball action.

The Sun Devils sport a record of 10-2 and 6-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Anteaters have 7-6 and 6-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-7 for the Sun Devils and 3-9 for the Anteaters.

View UC Irvine Anteaters vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting UC Irvine before tip-off in this one found them as 11-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sun Devils rated this week at No. 31 and the Anteaters sitting at No. 94.

Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 63-50 winner as they battled Denver on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Luke Nelson scored 14 points leading the Anteaters to a 63-50 victory over Denver at Magness Arena on Saturday.

Last time out for Arizona State, they were a 76-62 winner as they battled Texas Tech at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. Jermaine Marshall scored 27 points for Arizona State on Saturday, leading the Sun Devils to a 76-62 win over Texas Tech at Wells Fargo Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona State has the nation's No. 45-rated offensive output, at 79.75 PPG. The visiting Anteaters defense ranks No. 163 allowing on average 71.23 PPG. The Sun Devils FG% has averaged 49.14% so far, more than the Anteaters marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.48% per game.

A few Anteaters at Sun Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UC Irvine's last 9 games
UC Irvine is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UC Irvine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games on the road
Arizona State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Arizona State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
UC Irvine home to Morgan State, Thursday, January 2nd
Arizona State at Washington, Thursday, January 2nd