Fresno State Bulldogs vs Highlanders College Hoops Game Preview
Fresno State Bulldogs vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Fresno State Bulldogs travelling to UC Riverside Wednesday to take on the Highlanders.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 1-1 ATS. Fresno State is 0-1 on the totals; UC Riverside is 1-0.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Highlanders as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 207-ranked Highlanders and the No. 234-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 58-40 win for the Bulldogs on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UC Riverside's No. 311 nationally ranked offense (55.5 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 63 at 55 PPG. The Highlanders have been averaging 38.1% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (35.6% on average).
Defensively, Fresno State features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 55 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 263 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Fresno State was a 55-53 loser on the road against Texas. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Fresno State suffered a 55-53 loss against Texas on Friday, getting 11 points from Marvelle Harris in a losing effort at Frank Erwin Center.
In their last action, UC Riverside was a 59-52 loser on the road against Illinois-Chicago. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Josh Fox scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 59-52 to Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion on Sunday).
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Pacific are 5-5
After playing Texas are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7
UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bulldogs at Highlanders trends to consider:
Fresno State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
UC Riverside is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
UC Riverside is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Fresno State home to Pacific, Friday, November 16
UC Riverside home to Whitman, Saturday, November 17