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(23-11) UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Oregon Ducks (29-3)
March Madness: South Regional – Round 2
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 8:40 PM EST
Venue: SAP Center, San Jose, CA.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Oregon -5
CBB Betting Total: 123
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UC Irvine Anteaters
Irvine took down Kansas State in a first-to-70 type of game in San Jose, where the Anteaters enjoyed the partisan crowd.
It was a trendy pick among the national media, perhaps just because of the Anteater nickname, and some of K-State’s flaws. I liked UC-Irvine more for what it does on the court, though.
For one, it won 30 games this season. Say what you want about the Big West Conference, it takes a good team to win 30 games and UC-Irvine does it with defense first.
The Anteaters allowed 38 percent from the field to opponents before the NCAA Tournament; plus, they were the fourth-best rebounding team in the entire country.
Russ Turner is also a special coach, who is enjoying his first big-time, national success, though he has been doing great work for over 20 years now. Dana Altman will get a lot of attention for being a great coach, which he is, but Turner will influence this game.
Oregon opened as a favorite against Wisconsin in the Round of 64, despite being the 12-seed against the Badgers, who finished fourth in the Big Ten regular season and were trying to be the eighth team from the conference to win a first round game.
The Ducks didn’t let that happen and whooped up on Wisconsin, 72–54. It was Oregon’s ninth win in a row. Its last loss came on February 23 at UCLA.
The Ducks had just a little more offense, inside and out, than the Badgers did. There’s a good chance we could see a similar sort of game and a similar sort of result on Sunday, with a chance to go to the Sweet Sixteen.
CBB Betting Trends:
- UCI are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- UCI are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Pacific-12.
- Under is 10-3 in UCI last 13 games as an underdog.
- ORE are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- ORE are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 10-1 in ORE last 11 games as a favorite.
Free UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Oregon Ducks NCAAB Prediction: Irvine close to home.
I think this game comes down to which team hits more of its 3-point attempts. Oregon isn’t a world-beater from out there so I’m taking Irvine to perhaps spring another upset and, if not, get within the five.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UC-Irvine +5′
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Irvine 72 – Oregon 68
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