Long Beach State 49ers vs Highlanders College Hoops Game Preview

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Jan 17, 10:00 PM | Student Center

Long Beach State 49ers vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds

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Student Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host UC Riverside Highlanders and the visiting Long Beach State 49ers in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Highlanders are 4-12 so far on the season, and 5-9 ATS vs. the number. The 49ers, meanwhile, are 8-8 and 4-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UC Riverside go 4-5 and the 49ers go 6-5 on the totals.

View Long Beach State vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the 49ers were listed as 6.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Highlanders sit at No. 270 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the 49ers sit at No. 245 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the 49ers will win this game 61-59.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Riverside has the nation's No. 328-rated offensive output, at 58.6 PPG. The visiting 49ers defense ranks No. 311 allowing on average 73.4 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.6 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 76-72 winner as they battled Hawaii at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. The 49ers grabbed a 76-72 win over the Warriors on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Mike Caffey at The Walter Pyramid.

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 71-69 loser as they battled CS Fullerton on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Josh Fox scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 71-69 to CS Fullerton at Titan Gym on Saturday).

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing CS Fullerton are 5-5
After playing Hawaii are 3-1
After a win are 5-5

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing UC Irvine are 2-8
After playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few 49ers at Highlanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
Long Beach State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Long Beach State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Long Beach State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 5 games when playing at home against Long Beach State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UC Riverside's last 8 games when playing Long Beach State
UC Riverside is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
UC Riverside is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Long Beach State

Next up:
Long Beach State at CS Fullerton, Saturday, January 19
UC Riverside home to UC Irvine, Saturday, January 19

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