Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Irvine - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine at Cal State Fullerton
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Titan Gym)
The Line: Cal State Fullerton +2 -- Over/Under: 135
TV: Big West
The UC Irvine Anteaters and CSU Fullerton Titans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Titan Gym.
The UC Irvine Anteaters look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 70.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Max Hazzard is averaging 12.2 points and 1.6 assists while Evan Leonard is averaging 10.4 points and 2.2 rebounds. Collin Welp is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Robert Cartwright is dishing 2.5 assists. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have won five of their last seven road games.
The CSU Fullerton Titans could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The CSU Fullerton Titans are averaging 73.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Khalil Ahmad is averaging 18.6 points and 1.1 assists while Kyle Allman is averaging 18.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jackson Rowe is the third double-digit scorer and Austen Awosika is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The CSU Fullerton Titans are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Fullerton Titans are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The CSU Fullerton Titans have won three of their last four home games.
The Anteaters are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big West, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big West and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Anteaters are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cal St. Fullerton. The under is 13-3 in Anteaters last 16 road games. The over is 4-0 in Titans last 4 overall.
The CSU Fullerton Titans are one of those teams that don't provide much betting value no matter how you slice it, as they don't win, don't show much improvement in losing efforts and don't cover numbers. CSU Fullerton is being outscored by 8.4 points in its last five games and is shooting just 40.4 percent from the field at home. The UC Irvine Anteaters have been covering machines on the road dating back to last season and have a defense that travels. UC Irvine has also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the CSU Fullerton Titans. I'll lay the bucket with the better team.