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Long Beach State 49ers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs UC Irvine Anteaters

The Long Beach State 49ers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the point spread at Bren Events Center against the UC Irvine Anteaters.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the UC Irvine Anteaters in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the 49ers was expected to move the line.

Long Beach State 49ers vs UC Irvine Anteaters Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Irvine Anteaters sit at 20-8 (12-13-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Long Beach State 49ers are currently 15-12 (16-9-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UC Irvine is 13-13 OU, and Long Beach State is 16-10 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UC Irvine Anteaters at No. 150 and the Long Beach State 49ers at No. 88 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Long Beach State is ranked No. 154 in NCAA basketball at 35.96 per game. Contrast that with UC Irvine's No. 118 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Irvine is the No. 205-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Long Beach State rates No. 46 at 8.44 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The 49ers got 14 points from Nick Faust as Long Beach State ran past CS Fullerton 70-57 on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

Luke Nelson scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Anteaters to a win (they lost 75-71 to Hawaii at Bren Events Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Long Beach State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 5 games
  • Long Beach State is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • UC Irvine is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UC Irvine is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Irvine's last 6 games
  • UC Irvine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Long Beach State home to UC Riverside, Saturday, February 27th
UC Irvine at UC Davis, Sunday, February 28th