Hawaii vs. UC Irvine - 2/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (18-6) at Hawaii Warriors (18-3)
College Basketball: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 1:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: OC Sports
The UC Irvine Anteaters and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors meet Friday morning at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The UC Irvine Anteaters look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 68 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Luke Nelson is averaging 13 points and 3.8 assists while Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 12.3 points and seven rebounds. Mike Best is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Alex Young is dishing 4.3 assists. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Anteaters are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have won four straight road games.
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors also look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are averaging 78.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Stefan Jankovic is averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Aaron Valdes is averaging 14.3 points and 2.3 assists. Roderick Bobbitt is dishing 5.5 assists and Michael Thomas is grabbing five rebounds. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rainbow Warriors are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have won 17 of their last 20 home games.
The Anteaters are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big West and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Anteaters are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Hawaii doesn't lose very often at home and has a very aggressive defense that allows for easy points in transition. UC Irvine is playing solid ball at the moment, but the Rainbow Warriors have the look of a very sneaky possible tournament team. Give me the home team and reasonable number.