College basketball odds show that UC Irvine returns four starters from last year’s team that went 15-18.
Basketball odds experts see that the Anteaters bring back 65 percent of their scoring and 59 percent of their rebounding from last season’s team.
College basketball odds experts remember that last year the Anteaters led the Big West in scoring defense (67.0 ppg) and blocked shots (4.1 bpg). The problem according to college basketball odds experts was the UCI offense that was seventh in the league at 66.2 points per game. The Anteaters were an interesting team to watch in college basketball odds last year. Experts that bet basketball odds know that UCI played in a conference-high 11 games decided by five points or less, going 5-6 in those contests. This season Irvine will be balanced on offense and they will have junior 6-8 forward Kevin Bland back. He returns after sitting out last season. College basketball odds experts know that he was named the co-MVP of the California community college ranks in 2005-06 after averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds at Delta College in Stockton. College basketball odds experts see that the Anteaters return their top two scorers from a year ago. The top returnee according to college basketball odds experts is 6-6 senior forward Patrick Sanders. College basketball odds experts see that Sanders ranked 13th in the Big West in scoring at 11.9 points per game. Sanders recorded a Big West-high 51 blocked shots. He also averaged 5.3 rebounds per game to rank second on the squad. College basketball odds experts know that senior Darren Fells posted averages of 10.2 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds last season. He ranked ninth in the Big West in rebounding according to college basketball odds experts.
College basketball odd experts see that the backcourt will be led by senior Chuma Awaji, along with sophomores Michael Hunter and Chad DeCasas. Hunter, who started 17 games at point guard last year averaged 6.8 ppg according to basketball odds experts. Awaji averaged 7.9 points per game for fans that followed basketball odds. The Anteaters have the talent to make a mark versus the college basketball odds this season, particularly in conference play.