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UC Irvine Anteaters Visit UTRGV Vaqueros in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The UTRGV Vaqueros will hit the floor running against the away UC Irvine Anteaters Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

UC Irvine Anteaters vs UTRGV Vaqueros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UC Irvine Anteaters have watched them go 4-7 and 2-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the UTRGV Vaqueros are at 5-6 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the UTRGV Vaqueros are 0-0, while the UC Irvine Anteaters have a 4-5 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 338-ranked UTRGV Vaqueros and the No. 239-rated UC Irvine Anteaters in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UC Irvine is ranked No. 13 in NCAA basketball at 42.82 per game. Contrast that with UTRGV's No. 131 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UTRGV is the No. 163-ranked team in the country at 7.12 per game, while UC Irvine rates No. 109 at 8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Anteaters endured a 62-59 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Evan Leonard at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

UTRGV earned a 82-78 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Nick Dixon at UTPA Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • UC Irvine is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • UC Irvine is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • UC Irvine is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UC Irvine's last 11 games on the road
  • UTRGV is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
  • UTRGV is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC Irvine at St. Mary's, Saturday, December 16th
UTRGV at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, December 16th