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UC Irvine vs. Hawaii - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hawaii Warriors (17-9) at UC Irvine Anteaters (14-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Bren Events Center)

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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Thursday at the Bren Events Center.

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look for a big win after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, Hawaii is averaging 71.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 67.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Garrett Nevels is averaging 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while Stefan Jankovic is averaging 9.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Roderick Bobbitt is dishing 5.7 assists and Isaac Fleming is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have four players averaging at least 9.5 points, and they’re shooting 68.6 percent from the line and 31.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Hawaii is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last 10 games. Aaron Valdes is questionable with an ankle injury.

UC Irvine vs. Hawaii - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UC Irvine Anteaters hope to get back on track after splitting their last four games. On the season, UC Irvine is averaging 67.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Will Davis II is averaging 12 points and 5.9 rebounds while Luke Nelson is averaging 10 points and 3.7 assists. Travis Souza is grabbing three rebounds and Jaron Martin is shooting 44.1 percent from the field. The UC Irvine Anteaters have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 40.4 percent from deep. Defensively, UC Irvine is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 57 or less points in three of its last six games. Alex Young is doubtful and Mamadou Ndiaye is questionable with injuries.

The Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Anteaters are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. 

With both teams playing well, I'm going to take my chances with Hawaii and the points here. The Warriors have been solid ATS lately and should compete. 

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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +7

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