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UC Irvine Anteaters vs Fresno State Bulldogs Preview

Fresno State BulldogsUC Irvine Anteaters
11-19November 08, 2013, 10:00 | Bren Events Center21-16

The Fresno State Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Anteaters in UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Friday in college basketball action.

The Anteaters sit at 21-16 (17-18 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 11-19 (18-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UC Irvine is 14-15 OU, and Fresno State is 10-14 OU.

View Fresno State Bulldogs vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds and Stats.

UC Irvine opened as -2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game puts the Anteaters, most recently No. 131 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 110 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Fresno State was a 67-61 loser on the road against Colorado State. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Fresno State got 14 points from Tyler Johnson but lost anyway, 67-61, to Colorado State on Wednesday at Thomas & Mack Center.

In their last action, UC Irvine was a 76-62 loser on the road against Oral Roberts. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Will Davis II scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Anteaters to a win (they lost 76-62 to Oral Roberts at Mabee Center on Monday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 195 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with UC Irvine’s No. 15 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Irvine is the No. 80-ranked team in the country at 6.73 per game, while Fresno State rates No. 126 at 6.07 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Anteaters trends to consider:
Fresno State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Fresno State is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Fresno State's last 6 games
Fresno State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UC Irvine is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
UC Irvine is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 5 games
UC Irvine is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Fresno State at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, November 12th
UC Irvine at Pacific, Tuesday, November 12th