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UCLA Bruins host UC Irvine Anteaters in college basketball action

UC Irvine AnteatersUCLA Bruins
Dec 20, 10:30 PM | Pauley Pavilion

UC Irvine Anteaters vs UCLA Bruins Odds


The UCLA Bruins will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Anteaters at Pauley Pavilion in NCAAB action.

The Bruins are 5-5 so far on the season, and 4-6 ATS vs. the number. The Anteaters, meanwhile, are 2-8 and 6-2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UCLA go 4-6 and the Anteaters go 5-4 on the totals.

View UC Irvine vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bruins as 15.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 157 and the Anteaters sitting at No. 93. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-61 result in favor of the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 186 nationally ranked offense (67.5 points per game) against a Anteaters defense that sits as the No. 276 at 72.1 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 43.6% from the field, more than the Anteaters have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UC Irvine owns the country's No. 119-rated mark, allowing 67.8 points per game on the highway. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 274 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UC Irvine was a 66-59 loser on the road against LSU. They covered the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. UC Irvine got 19 points from Michael Wilder but lost anyway, 66-59, to LSU on Thursday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Last time out for UCLA, they were an 82-39 winner as they battled UC Davis at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. The battle between the Bruins and Aggies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Davis was handed an 82-39 defeat on Saturday at Honda Center.

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing UC Davis are 2-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Anteaters at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UC Irvine's last 10 games on the road
UC Irvine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games at home

Next up:
UC Irvine home to Hope International, Thursday, December 22
UCLA home to Richmond, Friday, December 23