UC Irvine vs UCSD: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 26, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 26, 2021 - Last Updated on March 2, 2021

The UCSD Tritons (5-8) visit the UC Irvine Anteaters (12-8) after losing five road games in a row. The Anteaters are heavy favorites by 11.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, February 26, 2021. The over/under in the matchup is set at 137.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 26, 2021, 1:18 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Tritons (+11.5)

The model and DraftKings both have the Anteaters taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (10.2 points). Lean towards taking the Tritons.

Pick OU:
Under (137.5)

The DraftKings total for this game, 137.5 points, and the model’s projected total, 137.2 points, are only 0.3 points apart.

Prediction: UC Irvine 74, UCSD 64

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Anteaters have an average implied point total of 69.9 this season, which is 5.1 points lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (75).
  • This season, UC Irvine has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (75) six times.
  • UCSD has scored more than 63 points in nine games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

UC Irvine and UCSD Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 11.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Anteaters 7-6-1 2-0 7-7
Tritons 0-0 0-0 0-0

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

UC Irvine

UCSD
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/20/2021 CSU Fullerton Loss 67-64 2/20/2021 UC Riverside Win 83-82
2/19/2021 CSU Fullerton Win 89-78 2/19/2021 UC Riverside Loss 81-75
2/13/2021 UC Riverside Win 73-67 2/13/2021 CSU Bakersfield Loss 65-50
2/12/2021 UC Riverside Loss 86-65 2/12/2021 CSU Bakersfield Loss 76-71
2/6/2021 CSU Bakersfield Loss 62-57 2/7/2021 Bethesda (CA) Win 101-64

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