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UC Irvine vs. LBSU - 1/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
LBSU at UC Irvine
Date & Time Wednesday January 16, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bren Events Center
Irvine, California
The Line
The Line: UC Irvine -11.5 -- Over/Under: 138
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The Long Beach State 49ers and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bren Events Center.

The Long Beach State 49ers look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 71.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Deishuan Booker is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists while Temidayo Yussuf is averaging 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. Bryan Alberts is the third double-digit scorer and Edon Maxhuni is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State 49ers have lost all eight road games this season.

The UC Irvine Anteaters look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 69 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Max Hazzard is averaging 11.9 points and 1.6 assists while Evan Leonard is averaging 10.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Collin Welp is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Robert Cartwright is dishing 2.4 assists. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have won their last four home games.

The 49ers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Anteaters are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Anteaters last 5 home games. The under is 15-7 in 49ers last 22 overall.

The Long Beach State 49ers have lost all eight road games this season, which includes just 38.1 percent shooting from the field and being outscored by an average of 14.9 points. The UC Irvine Anteaters are winning by an average of 8.3 points at home this season and have won seven of the last nine meetings against Long Beach State. UC Irvine hasn't been great when it comes to covering numbers this season, but the 49ers have been god awful on the road and the lack of offense is concerning entering this game as well. It's UC Irvine or pass for me.

Pick:
UC Irvine -11.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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