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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

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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

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