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Eastern Washington Eagles home to UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA Basketball betting action

UC Irvine AnteatersEastern Washington Eagles
5-5December 15, 2013, 05:05 | Reese Court5-3

The Eastern Washington Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the UC Irvine Anteaters at Reese Court in NCAA basketball action.

The Eagles bring a 5-3 record (2-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-5 Anteaters, who are 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Eastern Washington go 3-2 so far and the Anteaters go 2-7.

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

Bettors looking to side with Eastern Washington in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 85-rated UC Irvine taking on the No. 271-rated Eagles in this contest.

In their last action, UC Irvine was a 75-69 loser at home against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Anteaters got 16 points from Chris McNealy, but it was Pepperdine that prevailed in a 75-69 final on Saturday at Bren Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Washington's No. 53-ranked scoring average of 79.5 PPG, against a Anteaters defense rated No. 172 and allowing 72.4 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 48.47% to date this season, more than the Anteaters shooters have managed so far (48.28% per game).

Next up:
UC Irvine at Oregon, Tuesday, December 17th
Eastern Washington at Seton Hall, Sunday, December 22nd