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Eastern Michigan vs. UC Irvine - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UC Irvine Anteaters (10-2) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-5)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles +3.5 -- Over/Under: 131
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The UC Irvine Anteaters go on the road to face the Eastern Michigan Eagles in Tuesday college basketball action.

The UC Irvine Anteaters have fashioned a three game winning streak after downing Denver 86-52 on Saturday as a 12 point favorite. UC Irvine amassed a huge 47-16 halftime lead and never looked back behind a 46.3%-28.6% shooting advantage and eleven more shots.

Max Hazzard led all scorers and was the Anteaters lone double digit scorer with 32 points on 11-19 marksmanship including 10-17 from beyond the arc. UCI received nine points each from Darrien Traylor and John Edgar Jr. with Robert Cartwright adding seven points and four pulls.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles put an end to a four game slide with a 105-53 rout of sub-division Central State (OH). This was never competitive with Eastern Michigan taking a 25 point lead in to the half and keeping their foot on the gas until the final buzzer with a 57.3%-29.3% shooting edge.

Paul Jackson and Elijah Minnie delivered 16 points apiece for the Eagles with Ty Groce adding 14 points and nine rebounds. Boubacar Toure gave Eastern Michigan eleven points and six pulls on 5-5 accuracy followed by Bud Jones and James Thompson IV adding eight points each and 12 rebounds.         

UC Irvine are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and under is 11-2 in UC Irvine last 13 road games and under is 9-3 in UC Irvine last 12 Wednesday games. Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and Eastern Michigan Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and Eastern Michigan Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

UC Irvine won't continue their run without a few bumps in the road but it's either them or look elsewhere...

UC Irvine +3.5

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