NCAA hoops odds preview - CS Fullerton vs. UC Riverside
CS Fullerton Titans vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the UC Riverside Highlanders try to run the CS Fullerton Titans off the court at Student Center in college hoops action.
The Highlanders bring a 5-17 record (7-12-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-11 Titans, who are 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UC Riverside go 9-6 so far and the Titans go 7-6.
The Highlanders were listed as 5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Highlanders at No. 301 and the Titans at No. 292 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-65 result in favor of the Titans.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UC Riverside's No. 133-rated squad against CS Fullerton's No. 312-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UC Riverside rates No. 288 in the country with 4.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 nationally with 8.9 per match.
Defensively, CS Fullerton features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.7 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 301 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for CS Fullerton, they were a 77-75 loser as they battled Hawaii at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. CS Fullerton got 19 points from Kwame Vaughn but lost anyway, 77-75, to Hawaii on Saturday at Titan Gym.
In their last action, UC Riverside was a 69-53 loser at home against CS Northridge. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Chris Harriel scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 69-53 to CS Northridge at Student Center on Saturday).
CS Fullerton Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Long Beach State are 5-5
After playing Hawaii are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6
UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6
Before playing UC Irvine are 2-8
After playing CS Northridge are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Titans at Highlanders trends to consider:
CS Fullerton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
CS Fullerton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of CS Fullerton's last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
CS Fullerton is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 6 games when playing CS Fullerton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 6 games when playing at home against CS Fullerton
UC Riverside is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
UC Riverside is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing CS Fullerton
CS Fullerton at Long Beach State, Wednesday, February 13
UC Riverside at UC Irvine, Wednesday, February 13