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UC Irvine vs. UC Riverside - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UC Riverside at UC Irvine
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Bren Events Center
Irvine, CA
The Line
UC Irvine -14 / over-under: 127
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West coast college basketball features the UC Riverside Highlanders visiting the UC Irvine Anteaters.

The UC Riverside Highlanders have won consecutive contests after routing Cal Poly 74-51 on Wednesday as a 2.5 point road favorite.

This game was up for grabs before UC Riverside went on a dominant 39-19 run over the final 20 minutes behind 50% marksmanship.

Ajani Kennedy led the Highlanders rout with 15 points and nine rebounds with Callum McRae adding 14 points and eight boards.

UC Riverside received another 14 points from Dragan Pickett followed by Dikymbe Martin and Ryker Pierce with eleven points and eight points.

The UC Irvine Anteaters are battling to stay atop the Big West standings and did just that Wednesday in a 75-74 OT victory at Hawaii.

UC Irvine sank half of their looks but turned the ball over 15 times and almost cost themselves a win because of an 8-19 effort at the line.

Even Leonard was the Anteaters top weapon with 17 points and seven rebounds while Max Hazzard added 14 points, four pulls and four helpers.

Tommy Rutherford gave UCI 12 points followed by Elston Jones and Jonathan Galloway with 14 combined points with Galloway hauling in nine rebounds.

UC Riverside Highlanders are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 vs. Big West. UC Irvine Anteaters are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big West and  are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Under is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings in UC Irvine and UC Riverside Highlanders are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in UC Irvine.

I don’t expect an upset but I’d take the points or walk away…

UC Riverside +14

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