UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Free Prediction 12/19/18

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The UC Irvine Anteaters (10-2) head to Convocation Center to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-5). The Anteaters will attempt to lengthen their six-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

UC Irvine Anteaters at Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Eagles beat the Rochester (MI) Warriors 77-67, while the Anteaters dismantled the Idaho Vandals 86-68.

UC Irvine played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.603. For those same stats, Idaho recorded marks of 18.2 and 0.545, respectively. The Eagles, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.9 vs. 19.5) and had a better free throw rate (0.190 vs. 0.092). Boubacar Toure had a good game for Eastern Michigan with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Meanwhile, Eyassu Worku led the way for UC Irvine, recording 18 points and six assists.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams battle. Eastern Michigan currently ranks 288th in possessions per game (68.3) and UC Irvine is 322nd (66.5). Moreover, the Anteaters rank 59th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 percent), while the Eagles rank 294th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.4 percent).

UC Irvine Anteaters at Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Eastern Michigan, ATS Winner – UC Irvine, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UC Irvine ranks 25th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Eastern Michigan ranks 206th (19.0).
  • The Eagles average 4.5 blocks per game, which ranks eighth in the nation. The Anteaters rank 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8).
  • Eastern Michigan ranks 212th in three pointers attempted per game (19.6) while UC Irvine ranks 242nd (18.2).
  • The Anteaters rank 39th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while the Eagles rank 136th (7.5).
  • UC Irvine ranks 40th in rebounds per game (39.7) while Eastern Michigan ranks 135th (38.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Anteaters’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.8, up from 8.8 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 73.2 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (1.3 below their season average).