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Long Beach State 49ers home to UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA Basketball betting action

UC Irvine AnteatersLong Beach State 49ers
9-7January 09, 2014, 11:00 | The Walter Pyramid4-10

The Long Beach State 49ers will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the UC Irvine Anteaters at The Walter Pyramid in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Anteaters have watched them go 9-7 and 6-7 ATS on the year, while the 49ers are at 4-10 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 6-6, while the Anteaters have a 3-10 mark.

View UC Irvine Anteaters vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds and Stats.

The 49ers were listed as -3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the 49ers, most recently No. 232 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Anteaters, who rate No. 105 in the latest survey.

In their last action, UC Irvine was a 91-56 winner at home against San Diego Christian. The Anteaters blew out San Diego Christian on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 91-56 win at Bren Events Center.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 69-59 loser as they battled Missouri on the road. They covered in the match as a 14-point underdog. Long Beach State suffered a 69-59 loss against Missouri on Saturday, getting 17 points from Tyler Lamb in a losing effort at Mizzou Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Long Beach State's No. 138-rated squad against UC Irvine's No. 22-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Long Beach State rates No. 173 in the country with 5.57 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 174 nationally with 5.56 per match.

Next up:
UC Irvine at UC Riverside, Saturday, January 11th
Long Beach State at UC Davis, Saturday, January 11th