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NCAA hoops odds preview - UC Irvine vs. California

UC Irvine AnteatersCalifornia Golden Bears
Nov 11, 10:30 PM | Haas Pavilion

UC Irvine Anteaters vs California Golden Bears Odds


UC Irvine travels to California on Friday, hoping to boost its 0-0 record with a victory over the Golden Bears.

California battles the Anteaters, currently sitting with a 0-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Golden Bears and 0-0 for the Anteaters.

View UC Irvine vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Anteaters are listed as 19-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 211-rated UC Irvine taking on the No. 141-rated Golden Bears in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 2-0 win for the Golden Bears on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Anteaters is ranked No. 12 in NCAA hoops at 0 per game. Contrast that with California’s No. 12 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, California is the No. 12-ranked team in the country at 0 per game, while UC Irvine rates No. 12 at 0 per game.

Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Irvine was a 79-72 loser in their most recent outing against Long Beach State. They covered the 9–point spread as underdogs.

In their last action, California was an 89-72 loser on the road against Colorado. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs. Jorge Gutierrez scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Bears to a win (they lost 89-72 to Colorado at Coors Events Center on Friday).

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose State are 5-3
After playing Long Beach State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 4-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Anteaters at Golden Bears trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UC Irvine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of California's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 5 games at home
California is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
California is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
UC Irvine at San Jose State, Monday, November 14
California home to George Washington, Sunday, November 13