Long Beach State vs. UC Irvine - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Long Beach State vs. UC Irvine - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

UC Irvine Anteaters (11-8) at Long Beach State (6-14)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 pm (The Walter Pyramid)

The Line: Long Beach State +8.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UC Irvine Anteaters and Long Beach State 49ers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Walter Pyramid.

The UC Irvine Anteaters look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 74.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Collin Welp is averaging 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Eyassu Worku is averaging 12.5 points and 3.9 assists. Evan Leonard is the third double-digit scorer and Tommy Rutherford is grabbing four rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have lost five of their last six road games.

The Long Beach State 49ers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Long Beach State 49ers are averaging 68.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Chance Hunter is averaging 14.8 points and one assist while Michael Carter III is averaging 12.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Colin Slater is the third double-digit scorer and Joshua Morgan is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Long Beach State 49ers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Long Beach State 49ers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State 49ers have lost four of their last six home games.

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The Anteaters are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 Wednesday games, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Beach are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Anteaters last 4 road games. The under is 6-2 in Beach last 8 home games. The underdog is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The UC Irvine Anteaters continue to play consistent basketball, and they're a profitable 10-7 ATS on the season. The Long Beach State 49ers are just 7-11 ATS on the season and are being outscored by an average of 9.4 points overall. The Long Beach State 49ers aren't the sam explosive offensive team they've been in years past and it's leading to some very ugly losses. These teams are heading in opposite directions. I'll lay the number with the road team.

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Randy’s Pick UC Irvine Anteaters -8.5

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