Central Florida Knights vs. UC Irvine Anteaters - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (2-0) at Central Florida Knights (0-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (CFE Federal Credit Union Arena)
The Line: Central Florida Knights -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Irvine Anteaters visit the Sunshine State to take the floor with the Central Florida Knights.
The UC Irvine Anteaters have been labeled as a contender in the Big West and so far they have not disappointed with a 2-0 record after downing Loyola Marymount 77-53. The Anteaters took a 14 point lead after 20 minutes and never looked back with torrid 53% shooting while the Lions were held to just 27%. Mike Best carried the UCI attack with a game high 22 points and eight rebounds on 9-18 from the floor with Luke Nelson tossed in 12 points at handed out five helpers. Dominique Dunning and Haroldas Saprykinas each added nine points while nine players found the scoring column.
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The Central Florida Knights opened the season with an always tough Davidson squad and played them tough in a 90-85 defeat to fall to 0-1. The defense wasn’t as bad as one would think given the high score as it was more about an extremely fast pace. UCF actually held a slight 42.6%-40% shooting edge but totaled seven more shots and sank a few more free throws. The Knights had four players crack double figures in scoring with Adonys Henriguez leading the way with 18 points, seven pulls and five assists with Matt Williams adding 12 points .Chance McSpadden and AJ Davis combined for 21 points while Daiquan Walker chipped in with nine points and six helpers.
The under is 41-12-1 in UC Irvine’s last 54 overall and UC Irvine are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games while the under is 16-5 in their last 21 non-conference games. Central Florida are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 19 home games. The Anteaters could be a tournament team and Central Florida is predicted to struggle so…