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Eastern Washington Eagles face UC Irvine Anteaters: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Eastern Washington EaglesUC Irvine Anteaters
4-1November 24, 2013, 07:00 | Bren Events Center3-3

Bren Events Center will host UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Eastern Washington Eagles action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Anteaters are 2-3 ATS. Eastern Washington is 2-1 against the total, while UC Irvine is 2-3 versus the number.

View Eastern Washington Eagles vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Anteaters, most recently No. 151 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 224 in the latest survey.

Eastern Washington won its last outing, a 102-70 result against Long Island on November 23. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Eastern Washington cruised to victory on Saturday, running Long Island out of the gym and running up a 102-70 score at Bren Events Center.

UC Irvine was a 74-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Boston University. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. UC Irvine got 12 points from Will Davis II but lost anyway, 74-68, to Boston University on Saturday at Bren Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Irvine has the nation's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 87.33 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 66.4 PPG. The Anteaters FG% has averaged 52.85% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 53.38% per game.

A few Eagles at Anteaters trends to consider:
Eastern Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Washington's last 6 games on the road
UC Irvine is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
UC Irvine is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Washington home to Seattle, Friday, November 29th
UC Irvine at Sacramento State, Saturday, November 30th