UC Irvine vs CSU Fullerton Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 1 seed UC Irvine Anteaters (23-10, 15-5 Big West) will play the No. 4 seed CSU Fullerton Titans (19-12, 12-6 Big West) in the Big West Tournament Friday at Dollar Loan Center, starting at 9:00 PM.

Friday’s matchup between the Anteaters and the Titans features the Anteaters as small 2.5-point favorites. The point total for the matchup is set at 129.5.

UC Irvine vs. CSU Fullerton Odds

Point Spread for UC Irvine vs. CSU Fullerton

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing UC Irvine as the favorite.

UC Irvine vs. CSU Fullerton Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UC Irvine has -149 odds to pick up the win, while CSU Fullerton is listed at +127 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 129.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Henderson, Nevada
  • Arena: Dollar Loan Center

UC Irvine vs. CSU Fullerton Betting Trends

UC Irvine has 16 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Anteaters have been chosen as favorites in 23 games this year and have walked away with the win 18 times (78.3%) in those games. UC Irvine has eclipsed the over/under in 62.1% of its opportunities this year (18 times in 29 games with a set point total).

CSU Fullerton has 19 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. The Titans have gone 9-8 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 52.9% of those games). CSU Fullerton’s games this year have hit the over 13 times in 29 opportunities (44.8%).

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UC Irvine vs. CSU Fullerton Key Players to Watch

UC Irvine

Dawson Baker leads the Anteaters with 15.1 points per game and 1.2 assists, while also averaging 3.2 rebounds. DJ Davis posts 15 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.9 steals and 0 blocked shots. Devin Tillis leads his squad in rebounds per game (6.1), and also posts 7.2 points and 1.4 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Pierre Crockrell II averages a team-best 5 assists per contest. He is also averaging 4.8 points and 2.1 rebounds, shooting 42.5% from the floor.

CSU Fullerton

Latrell Wrightsell Jr. paces the Titans in scoring (16.2 points per game), rebounding (4.6) and assists (2.5), shooting 42.3% from the field and 38.4% from beyond the arc with 2.4 triples per game. He also puts up 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Titans receive 12.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game from Max Jones. Jalen Harris is averaging 12.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game, making 36.2% of his shots from the field and 29.7% from 3-point range, with 1.2 treys per contest. Tory San Antonio gets the Titans 7.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UC Irvine Anteaters

UC Irvine’s Big West games have gone over the point total 12 out of 21 times this season. This season, the Anteaters are averaging 75.1 points per game (100th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 66.2 points per contest (67th-ranked). This year, UC Irvine is grabbing 34 rebounds per game (53rd-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 30.4 rebounds per contest (136th-ranked).

UC Irvine is draining 7.1 three-pointers per game this season (212th-ranked in college basketball), and it has a 38.1% three-point percentage (17th-best). The Anteaters rank 63rd in the country with 6.3 threes allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 41st with a 31.1% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Anteaters have gone 8-2 in their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, UC Irvine has gone over the total four times. On offense, UC Irvine has had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 70.5 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 75.1 it has put up over the course of this year. UC Irvine has been more stingy on defense as of late, giving up 64 points per game over its past 10 outings compared to the 66.2 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the CSU Fullerton Titans

CSU Fullerton’s conference games have hit the over 10 out of 19 times this year. In 2022-23, the Titans are 247th in college basketball on offense (69 points scored per game) and 36th defensively (64.4 points allowed). CSU Fullerton grabs 30.9 rebounds per game and give up 31.9 boards, ranking 238th and 235th, respectively, in the country.

At 7.8 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.8% from beyond the arc, CSU Fullerton is 127th and 50th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. The Titans are 103rd in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.6 per game) and 25th-best in 3-point percentage defensively (30.5%).

The Titans have gone 9-1 in their past 10 games, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. Four of CSU Fullerton’s last 10 games have hit the over. Over its previous 10 games, CSU Fullerton is scoring 67.5 points per game, 1.5 fewer points than its season average (69). While the Titans are ceding 64.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their previous 10 games, allowing 59.7 points per contest.

UC Irvine vs. CSU Fullerton Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is UC Irvine, and we project that UC Irvine will cover the spread (UC Irvine -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 129.5 points.

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How to bet UC Irvine vs. CSU Fullerton

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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