Hawaii Warriors take on Highlanders in NCAA basketball test
Hawaii Warriors vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds
Student Center will host UC Riverside Highlanders vs. Hawaii Warriors action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 7-10-1 ATS. Hawaii is 7-8 on the totals; UC Riverside is 8-5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Highlanders sit at No. 282 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Warriors sit at No. 153 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Warriors will win this game 70-62.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UC Riverside's No. 310-ranked scoring average of 60.9 PPG, against a Warriors defense rated No. 297 and allowing 72 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 42.5% to date this season, less than the Warriors shooters have managed so far (45.4% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hawaii owns the country's No. 302-rated mark, allowing 76.4 points per game on the highway. UC Riverside, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.
Hawaii was a 78-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Barbara. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Barbara was victimized by Christian Standhardinger for 31 points as the Warriors defeated the Gauchos 78-73 in college hoops action on Saturday.
Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 79-72 loser as they battled UC Davis on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 7-point underdog. Josh Fox scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 79-72 to UC Davis at UC Davis Pavilion on Saturday).
Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-3
Before playing CS Fullerton are 2-1
After playing Santa Barbara are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-3
Before playing CS Northridge are 3-7
After playing UC Davis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Warriors at Highlanders trends to consider:
Hawaii is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Hawaii at CS Fullerton, Saturday, February 2
UC Riverside home to CS Northridge, Saturday, February 2