UC Irvine vs Cal Poly College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21

UC Irvine vs Cal Poly College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21 Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Cal Poly Mustangs (2-8) at UC Irvine Anteaters (5-4)

College Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bren Events Center)

The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -18.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cal Poly Mustangs and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Friday in college basketball action at the Bren Events Center.

The Cal Poly Mustangs need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Cal Poly Mustangs are averaging 62 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Riley Till is averaging 12 points and seven rebounds while Alimamy Koroma is averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds. Kobe Sanders is the third double-digit scorer and Mark Crowe is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Cal Poly Mustangs are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Poly Mustangs are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.

The UC Irvine Anteaters look to build on their four-game winning streak. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 78.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Dawson Baker is averaging 12.2 points and 2.3 rebounds while Collin Welp is averaging 11.8 points and 1.6 assists. Brad Greene is dishing 0.9 assists and DJ Davis is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game.

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The Mustangs are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Anteaters are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Mustangs last 7 overall. The over is 6-2 in Anteaters last 8 overall. The road team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

The Cal Poly Mustangs have been getting beat like a drum during this losing streak and their offense is one of the worst in all of college basketball. The UC Irvine Anteaters are playing their best ball of the season and they have the offense to blow teams out. UC Irvine has also been covering machines dating back to last season, so I'm not that worried about the big number. It's a massive line for a reason. I'll back the Anteaters.

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Randy’s Pick UC Irvine Anteaters -18.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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