UC Irvine vs. Hawaii - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (21-3) at UC Irvine Anteaters (20-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Irvine Anteaters and the Hawaii Warriors face off on Saturday in Big West college basketball action.
The UC Irvine Anteaters are 20-7 this season and they have won three of their last four games. UC Irvine is averaging 69.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Luke Nelson leads the Anteaters averaging 12.8 points per game. Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds, Alex Young is averaging 9.9 points, and Mike Best is averaging 8.4 points. UC Irvine is 9-1 at home and 9-2 in the Big West.
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The Hawaii Warriors are 21-3 this season and they have wont heir last five games in a row. Hawaii is averaging 77.9 points per game and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Stefan Jankovic leads the Warriors averaging 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Aaron Valdes is averaging 14.4 points and 5.6 rebounds, Roderick Bobbitt is averaging 13.2 points and 5.5 assists, and Isaac Fleming is averaging 10.7 points. Hawaii is 5-1 on the road and 10-1 in the Big West.
UC Irvine is 10-4 against the spread against the Big West, 3-8 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Hawaii is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-0 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two teams.
Hawaii got the best of it in the first meeting and I see them getting the best of it here as well.