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Long Beach State vs UC Irvine Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

UC Irvine Anteaters (15-7) vs. Long Beach State Beach (12-10)
February 4, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Long Beach State Beach -1.5 / UC Irvine Anteaters +1.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The UC-Irvine Anteaters and the Long Beach State Beach meet in college basketball action from the Walter Pyramid on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Long Beach State is a 1.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 149.5 points.


Bent Leuchten is out indefinitely for UC-Irvine with a knee injury while Joel Murray is out for the season for Long Beach State with a wrist injury.

Matchup History

UC-Irvine’s 87-70 win back on January 7th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for UC-Irvine in this matchup and three straight wins for the home team.


UC-Irvine is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a win while the over is 11-5 in their last 16 games overall. Long Beach State is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.


I’m leaning towards Long Beach State here. Not a game I’d rush to bet, but the Beach will be out for revenge after their loss to UC-Irvine in the earlier meeting this year and Long Beach State also comes in as the team in better form. The home team’s also won 6 of the last 8 meetings between these two teams so give me Long Beach State at home here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Long Beach State -1.5

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