UC Irvine Anteaters vs. CS Fullerton Titans - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
CS Fullerton Titans (9-20) at UC Irvine Anteaters (17-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cal State Fullerton Titans go on the road in search of the upset of the upset of the UC Irvine Aneaters.
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The Cal State Fullerton Titans are looking to escape the Big West basement but they need wins in the final two games and some help. The problem with that thinking is the Titans have dropped seven in a row with neither end of the floor able to come through. That trend continued in a 70-47 loss at Long Beach State where the 49ers jumped out to a 16 point lead at the intermission and never looked back. LBSU sank shots at a 46% pace and totaled eleven more looks thanks to the Titans 16 giveaways while their 32.6% accuracy couldn’t keep up. CSF did not have a double digit scorer with Kennedy Esume leading the attack with nine points while Lanerryl Johnson, Alex Harris and Temjae Singleton contributed seven points apiece.
The UC Irvine Anteaters are gunning for the conference crown although time appears to have run out on them. The Anteaters saw a three game winning streak come to an end in a 54-51 loss at Santa Barbara where their normally dependable offense struggled in the half court. The Anteaters had a slight 43%-40% shooting advantage but two more baskets didn’t hold up to the Gauchos sinking three more bombs and four more free throws. UCI might have cost themselves with a dismal 5-15 performance at the charity stripe in a three point game. Will Davis II was the only player to reach double figures in scoring with 16 points and seven rebounds on 7-16 from the floor. Travis Sousa and Mamadou Ndiaye added seven and six points but nobody else scored more then five.
The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game and 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. Fullerton are 10-25-1 ATS in their last 36 Thursday games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 road games. The Anteaters are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. UC Irvine are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. I hate the spread but if the Anteaters want to win big they will…