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Long Beach State 49ers home to Highlanders in NCAAB betting action

UC Riverside HighlandersLong Beach State 49ers
Feb 25, 7:05 PM | The Walter Pyramid

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

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Long Beach State will look to improve on its 20-7 record on Saturday when they host UC Riverside in NCAAB odds action at The Walter Pyramid.

Long Beach State battles the Highlanders, currently sitting with a 13-15 mark (11-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-11-1 for the 49ers and 9-16 for the Highlanders.

View UC Riverside vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Highlanders are listed as 17-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated 49ers and the No. 204-ranked Highlanders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-63 result in favor of the 49ers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Beach State's No. 46-ranked scoring average of 74.1 PPG, against a Highlanders defense rated No. 71 and allowing 62.7 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 47.6% to date this season, more than the Highlanders shooters have managed so far (41.5% per game).

Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.2 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Riverside was a 63-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against CS Northridge. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders grabbed a 63-61 win over the Matadors on Wednesday, behind a 14-point effort from Phil Martin at The Matadome.

Long Beach State was a 70-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Santa Barbara. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Long Beach State got 16 points from Casper Ware en route to a 70-58 victory over Santa Barbara on Wednesday at The Walter Pyramid.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-3
Before playing UC Irvine are 2-8
After playing CS Northridge are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing UC Irvine are 2-8
After playing Santa Barbara are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Highlanders at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 5 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Riverside
Long Beach State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Long Beach State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against UC Riverside

Next up:
UC Riverside home to UC Irvine, Saturday, March 3
Long Beach State home to UC Irvine, Wednesday, February 29

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