Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Anteaters versus the Titans? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Titan Gym in Fullerton, CA. UC Irvine is favored by -9 in this Big West conference matchup the against Cal State Fullerton. The over/under for the game is set at 141.5 points.

UC IRVINE ANTEATERS VS CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cal State Fullerton Titans +9

This game will be played at Titan Gym at 9:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Titans.
  • Not only will Cal State Fullerton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Anteaters Make it Happen in Fullerton?

UC Irvine is 23-8 this season, and they have won five straight games. They are 16-2 in Big West play compared to 7-6 in non-conference games. On the road, the Anteaters are 7-7, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

For the season, UC Irvine has been favored in 24 of their 31 games, going 21-3. On the road, they have an average scoring margin of +4.0, and their average scoring margin at home is +13.9. They are 15-0 at home this season.

UC Irvine has an ATS record of 18-11 this season and they are 9-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Anteaters have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in UC Irvine’s games this season (142.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points compared to their season average of 142.9 points per game. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In their previous game, the Anteaters’ offense finished with 82 points, which is right in line with their current average of 77.5 points per contest. For the season, the UC Irvine offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 52% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 5.8 made three’s per contest.

Coming into today’s game, the UC Irvine defense is giving up an average of 67.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UC Irvine’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.4% this season.

Can the Titans Grab a Win at Home?

Cal State Fullerton is 5-6 at home this season, and they have gone 7-15 as the underdog. They are coming off an 84-74 loss to UC Riverside, and they are 2-3 in their last five games at home.

For the year, the Titans are 14-17, and they are 7-12 in Big West play. They have gone 7-11 on the road, compared to 5-6 at home.

At home this season, Cal State Fullerton has an ATS record of 4-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Titans have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, they are 2-1 ATS.

Cal State Fullerton’s over/under record for the season sits at 16-13 and the average over/under line in their games is 136.7. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average scoring in their games this year of 136.3. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

In their recent matchup, the Cal State Fullerton offense ended with 74 points against UC Riverside. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is DJ Brewton who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.8. Max Jones also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.2.

So far, the Titans’ defense is ranked 88th in the country at 68.7 points per contest. So far, the Cal State Fullerton defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12 times per game (611st).