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Chippewas face UC Irvine Anteaters: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Central Michigan ChippewasUC Irvine Anteaters
Nov 25, 6:20 PM | Sullivan Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Sullivan Arena Friday as host UC Irvine looks to handle the Central Michigan Chippewas in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Sullivan Arena).

The Anteaters currently sports a 0-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-0-1 ATS. The Chippewas are 2-2 and 1-1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Anteaters produce a 2-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Chippewas have gone 1-2 against the number.

View Central Michigan vs UC Irvine Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 54-rated Central Michigan taking on the No. 101-rated Anteaters in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 62-56 win for the Chippewas on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Chippewas is ranked No. 60 in NCAA hoops at 40.2 per game. Contrast that with UC Irvine’s No. 152 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Irvine is the No. 244-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Central Michigan rates No. 147 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Michigan was a 78-49 loser in its last match on the road against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by New Mexico State and falling by a 78-49 score at Sullivan Arena.

UC Irvine was a 78-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Miss. They covered the 12–point spread as underdogs. The Anteaters got 15 points from Daman Starring, but it was Southern Miss that prevailed in a 78-67 final on Thursday at Sullivan Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Temple are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 4-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Chippewas at Anteaters trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
UC Irvine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Central Michigan at Temple, Saturday, December 3
UC Irvine home to San Diego, Saturday, December 3