Cal State-Fullerton Titans (19-12) vs. UC Irvine Anteaters (23-10)
March 10, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -2.5 / Cal State-Fullerton Titans +2.5; Over/Under: +130.5
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The UC-Irvine Anteaters and the Cal State Fullerton Titans meet in college basketball action from the Dollar Loan Arena as part of the Big West Conference Tournament on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
UC-Irvine is listed as a 2.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 130.5 points.
Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.
Cal State Fullerton’s 62-61 win back on January 26th, 2023, made it four wins in the last five head-to-head meetings between these two teams.
Cal State Fullerton is 23-5-1 ATS in their last 29 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. UC-Irvine is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss by 20 or more points while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record.
I’m leaning towards Cal State Fullerton here. This is a fairly even game and while UC-Irvine is playing really well as of late and are one of the more respected and regarded teams in the Big West, Cal State-Fullerton is playing well in their own right and this is the team that won the conference tournament last year. They know how to win games in these compacted schedule spots on little rest. UC-Irvine is rightfully favored here, but there’s value with Fullerton here. Give me Cal State Fullerton and the points.