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UC Irvine vs. Kansas State - 3/22/19 NCAA March Madness Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas State vs. UC Irvine
Date & Time Friday March 22, 2019, 2:00 PM (EDT)
SAP Center
San Jose, CA
The Line
Kansas State -4.5 / over-under: 119
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Friday college basketball pits the UC Irvine Anteaters against the Kansas State Wildcats in the NCAA tournament.

The UC Irvine Anteaters finished a dominant season with a 92-64 rout of the Cal State Fullerton Titans in the conference championship game.

The Duo of Max Hazzard and Collin Welp poured in 23 points apiece for the Anteaters with Robert Cartwright adding ten points, five pulls and three steals.

Evan Leonard gave UC Irvine another ten points and three yanks while Elston Jones and Jonathan Galloway combined for 15 points.

The Kansas State Wildcats dreams of a Big 12 title went by the wayside in a 63-59 defeat to the Iowa State Cyclones in the conference postseason.

The Wildcats saw 15 points and seven rebounds from Cartier Diarra with Barry Brown Jr. tossing in 13 points with four pulls and three assists.

Kansas State received eleven points and seven boards from Xavier Sneed followed by Kamau Stokes and Makol Mauwien with ten points each.

UC Irvine Anteaters are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win and  are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and  are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and  are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games.

Kansas State Wildcats are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and  are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and  are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big West and are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.

Kansas State obviously has the name recognition coming from the Big 12 but if you have watched any UC Irvine games you know this isn’t an obscure team from out west. The Anteaters are for real and will at least give the Wildcats a run for their money and maybe more…

UC Irvine +4.5

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