UC Irvine vs. Cal State-Fullerton - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cal State-Fullerton Titans (9-5) at UC Irvine Anteaters (6-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cal State Fullerton Titans look for a road win versus the UC Irvine Anteaters in a Big West college basketball bout.
The Cal State Fullerton Titans are looking to establish themselves as one of the top squads in the Big West and it’s so far, so good with a 2-0 record in the league after downing the Cal Poly Mustangs 101-97 in overtime. Cal State Fullerton held a 58.1%-42.5% shooting edge but had to withstand 19 long balls from the Mustangs.
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Kyle Allman saved the Titans as he exploded for 30 points and nine rebounds on 10-17 from the floor including a 10-15 mark at the line while Jackson Rowe pumped in 24 points and hauled in 12 rebounds. Cal State Fullerton received 13 points from Khalil Ahmad followed by a ten point, four pull, five assist effort from Austen Awosika.
The UC Irvine Anteaters do not generally light up the scoreboard and a boost in scoring would help the team in the win column. UC Irvine did do some scoring in an 86-73 victory at the Long Beach State 49ers to earn their first Big West win. The Anteaters jumped to a 20 point lead at the intermission with a 48.6%-44.1% shooting edge and eleven more shots.
Evan Leonard topped the UC Irvine offense with a game high 21 points with four yanks and six assists on 8-16 from the floor and 5-9 from distance. Eyassu Worku gave the Anteaters 20 points and six helpers on 8-15 accuracy while John Edgar added 15 points and ten rebounds on 6-11 from the field.
Fullerton are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big West and under is 10-3 in Fullerton last 13 vs. Big West. Under is 26-8 in UC Irvine last 34 Thursday games and UC Irvine are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall and UC Irvine are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and Fullerton are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Big West can be hard to predict with Fullerton not doing well in this matchup. I’ll take a shot with the better team getting points…