NCAAB

UC Irvine Anteaters vs Kansas State Wildcats

UC Irvine
Anteaters
30 - 5
Kansas State
Wildcats
25 - 8
March 22, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
 | SAP Center

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UC Irvine
Anteaters
30 - 5
Kansas State
Wildcats
25 - 8
March 22, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
 | SAP Center
  • Two of the top 17 scoring defenses in the country will meet in the first round of the NCAA Tournament when No. 13 UC Irvine and No. 4 Kansas State hook up at the SAP Center in San Jose. The Wildcats opened as 4.5-point favorites against the Big West champion Anteaters, who will travel up the Pacific coast for this game. The total opened at 119.

    UC Irvine vs Kansas State Game Center

    No. 4 vs No. 13 March Madness History

    Standout Stats

    • This is just UC Irvine’s second trip to the NCAA Tournament. They lost 57-55 to Louisville as the No. 13 seed in 2015.
    • Kansas State has lost three of its last four first-round games in the tournament, including its last game as the No. 4 seed, a 63-61 loss to La Salle in 2013. The Wildcats won as the No. 9 seed vs Creighton in Round 1 last year.
    • UC Irvine went 18-1 SU and 12-6-1 ATS in conference play. The Anteaters show up at No. 263 on the strength of schedule rankings. Meanwhile, Kansas State was 15-5 SU and 14-6 ATS in conference play with the No. 30 strength of schedule.
    • The OVER has hit in four of UC Irvine’s last five games with an average combined score of 149.4. The opposition scored 64 points or more in each of those four OVERs.
    • The UNDER has hit in six of Kansas State’s last eight games with an average combined score of 122.
    • UC Irvine is No. 273 in terms of possessions per game with 69.1 while Kansas State is No. 343 for the 11th-lowest number of possessions per game at 66.2. With that, we should expect a slow pace of play in this game, leading to a lower than normal point total for at least one side.
    • The No. 13 seed is 10-6 ATS in the last four years at the NCAA Tournament, including 2-2 SU and 4-0 ATS last year.

    My Best Bet For UC Irvine vs Kansas State

    Kansas State OVER 61.5 Points

    The Wildcats scored more than 61.5 points in 22 of their 33 games this season, including in eight of their 12 non-conference games. Kansas State is scoring an average of 66.1 points per game over its last 10 games and that’s why I think it will get over this mark against a Big West opponent in a 4 vs 13 matchup.

    While UC Irvine might have excellent defensive stats, I have a hard time believing it’s in the same competitive bracket as Kansas State. I’m backing the Big 12 here.

Odds

Friday, March 22 Fri Mar 22


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+8.5
-110
+186
o118.5
-110
-8.5
-110
-221
u118.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+3.5
-105
+161
o119
-105
-3.5
-115
-181
u119
-115

Edge Finder

74.77
Total Score
76.17
46.54
Field Goal %
46.14
37.65
Three Point %
34.31
72.00
Free Throw %
74.83
37.03
Total Rebounds
34.64
74.77
Total Score
76.17
46.54
Field Goal %
46.14
72.00
Free Throw %
74.83
37.65
Three Point %
34.31
18.74
Three's Attempts
20.89
7.06
Three's Made
7.17
9.74
Offensive
9.86
27.29
Defensive
24.78
37.03
Total Rebounds
34.64
14.74
Assists
16.97
19.03
Fouls
17.92
12.31
Turnovers
13.86
7.00
Steals
8.03

Head To Head

UCI
Stat Type KANST
0-1
Record
1-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
49.00
Score
71.00
24.00
Half Time Score
37.00
29.63%
Field Goal Percentage
39.34%
39.00
Rebounds
37.00
4/20
3 Point Shots
9/19
2.00
Steals
8.00
UCI
Stat Type KANST
0-1
Record
1-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
49.00
Score
71.00
24.00
Half Time Score
37.00
29.63%
Field Goal Percentage
39.34%
39.00
Rebounds
37.00
4/20
3 Point Shots
9/19
2.00
Steals
8.00
Nov 17/17 (1 of 1)
UCI
Stat Type KANST
Away
Home
49
Score
71
+14
ATS
-14
133.5 o
O/U
133.5 u
24
Half Time Score
37
29.60%
Field Goal Percentage
39.30%
39
Rebounds
37
4/20
3 Point Shots
9/19
2
Steals
8

Team Records

UCI
Record KANST
30-5
All
25-8
12-2
Home
14-2
13-2
Away
7-5
5-1
Neutral Site
4-1
26-4
As Fav
21-4
3-1
As Dog
3-4
20-13-1
ATS
19-14
8-4-1
ATS Home
7-9
9-6
ATS Away
8-4
3-3
ATS Neutral
4-1
17-17
O/U
13-20
9-4
O/U Home
4-12
6-9
O/U Away
6-6
2-4
O/U Neutral
3-2
UCI
Record KANST
18-1
All
15-5
7-1
Home
7-2
8-0
Away
7-2
3-0
Neutral Site
1-1
17-1
As Fav
11-2
1-0
As Dog
3-3
12-6-1
ATS
14-6
5-2-1
ATS Home
5-4
5-3
ATS Away
8-1
0-0
ATS Neutral
0-0
10-9
O/U
10-10
5-3
O/U Home
4-5
3-5
O/U Away
5-4
0-0
O/U Neutral
0-0
UCI
Record KANST
10-0
All
7-3
4-0
Home
3-1
3-0
Away
3-1
3-0
Neutral Site
1-1
10-0
As Fav
6-1
0-0
As Dog
1-2
8-1-1
ATS
6-4
3-0-1
ATS Home
2-2
3-0
ATS Away
3-1
2-1
ATS Neutral
1-1
5-5
O/U
4-6
2-2
O/U Home
2-2
1-2
O/U Away
1-3
2-1
O/U Neutral
1-1

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
Ques GloverGIs out indefinitely, Knee
Nae'Qwan TomlinFIs out indefinitely, Suspension

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Mar 17, 2019FULLR92-64W-8.5128.50W/O61.8277.7810
Mar 15, 2019LONGB75-67W-9138.50L/O49.1285.002
Mar 14, 2019UCRIV63-44W-15125.50W/U41.3880.007
Mar 9, 2019CSNOR86-74W-12143.50P/O46.5866.678
Mar 7, 2019CALPO110-72W-12.5129.50W/O55.1750.0011
Mar 2, 2019UCRIV68-47W-9.5128.50W/U47.2770.594
Feb 28, 2019UCDAV64-48W-4.5126.50W/U48.8971.435
Feb 21, 2019CALPO74-47W-15127W/U55.7771.436
Feb 17, 2019SABAR83-70W-6.5127.50W/O48.3383.335
Feb 9, 2019HAWAI67-56W-6.5130W/U46.6775.008
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Mar 15, 2019IOWAS59-63L+2.5130L/U34.9277.788
Mar 14, 2019TCU70-61W-4125.50W/O41.9466.678
Mar 9, 2019OKLA68-53W-7.5127W/U44.8341.189
Mar 4, 2019TCU64-52W-1132.50W/U46.9492.865
Mar 2, 2019BAYLR66-60W-6.5127L/U44.6863.335
Feb 25, 2019KANSA49-64L+4.5135L/U31.58100.008
Feb 23, 2019OKST85-46W-9.5123W/O61.5464.7110
Feb 18, 2019W.VA65-51W-7129.50W/U44.4488.899
Feb 16, 2019IOWAS64-78L-2.5131L/O42.0070.835
Feb 12, 2019TEXAS71-64W+3122.50W/O54.9058.338
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