UC Irvine vs UC Riverside - Picks Of The Day, March 1st

Mark Lathrop

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:23 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 2:23 PM UTC

No contrarian pick here, as UC Riverside is playing out the remainder of a lost season.

  UC Irvine vs UC Riverside 

Their season turned when their starting point guard, Chance Murray, was suspended for a violation of team rules back in late January. The team has gone on a 1-8 SU and 1-8 ATS spread since that occurred. The coach may have lost the locker room with that decision

These teams met less than two weeks ago at UC Irvine with the Anteaters covering a 13-point spread and winning 79-60. It was a continuation of stellar in-conference defense for UC Irvine, who have allowed just 38.2% shooting from the floor in the Big West all year. But it doesn’t just stop there, as UC Irvine has owned UC Riverside in recent years and haven’t allowed the Highlanders to shoot more than 40% in a game in the last three seasons. The Anteaters are also 5-1 ATS in that span. There is a long-term advantage for UC Irvine at play here, possibly based on offensive and defensive coaching schemes carrying over the different seasons. Take the Anteaters to win at -7.5 at BetOnline as one of your college basketball picks.

Free NCAAB Pick: UC Irvine -7.5Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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