UC Irvine vs Oregon Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/15/23

Oregon Ducks (19-14) vs UC Irvine Anteaters (23-11)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 11:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

Betting Odds: Oregon Ducks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oregon Ducks will play the UC Irvine Anteaters in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.

Oregon Preview

The Oregon Ducks are 19-14 (12-8) this season after they lost to UCLA by a score of 75-56 in the Semifinals of the PAC-12 Tournament. Oregon finished the season strong, winning four of their last five games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 70.7 points per game, 67.1 points against per game, 37.1 rebounds per game, 13.2 assists per game. N’Faly Dante has led the Ducks this season with 13.4 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 1.4 blocks per game. Oregon is shooting 44.9% from the field, 70.9% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers this year. 

UC Irvine Preview

The UC Irvine Anteaters are 23-11 (15-5) this season after they lost to Cal State Fullerton by a score of 83-80 in the Semifinals of the Big West Tournament. UC Irvine finished the regular season tied for first place in the Big West and they have won three of their last four games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 75.3 points per game, 66.7 points against per game, 36.8 rebounds per game, and 14.9 assists per game. Dawson Baker has led the Anteaters this season with 15.3 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game. UC Irvine is shooting 47.2% from the field, 72% on free throws, and 38.4% on three pointers this year. 


UC Irvine is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 6-2 in UC Irvine’s last 8 road games. Oregon is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 8-3 in Oregon’s last 11 home games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.


This is going to be an interesting game because UC Irvine defeated Oregon by a score of 69-56 very early in the season. UC Irvine hit 12 three pointers and forced 15 Oregon turnovers in the road win. I think we are going to see another good game, but I like UC Irvine with the points. While Oregon did play well to end the season, three of their last four wins came against the bottom three teams in the conference. Take the Anteaters here. 

David’s Pick UC Irvine +7.5

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