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Nevada Wolf Pack host UC Riverside Highlanders in college basketball action

UC Riverside HighlandersNevada Wolf Pack
Dec 17, 6:00 PM | Lawlor Events Center

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds

4-5TEAM RECORD7-3

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Nevada Wolf Pack try to run the Highlanders off the court at Lawlor Events Center in college hoops action.

The Wolf Pack are 7-3 so far on the season, and 6-2 ATS vs. the number. The Highlanders, meanwhile, are 4-5 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nevada go 3-5 and the Highlanders go 2-5 on the totals.

View UC Riverside vs Nevada Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wolf Pack are listed as 13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolf Pack sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Highlanders sit at No. 192 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolf Pack will win this game 64-62.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. 201 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with Nevada’s No. 93 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nevada is the No. 88-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while UC Riverside rates No. 318 at 4.1 per game.

Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.3 points per game. Nevada, meanwhile, comes in at No. 250 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Riverside was a 91-60 winner in its last match at home against Uc Santa Cruz. The battle between the Highlanders and Banana Slugs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Uc Santa Cruz was handed a 91-60 defeat on Wednesday at Student Center.

Nevada was a 70-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. Deonte Burton scored 21 points leading the Wolf Pack to a 70-64 victory over Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Saturday.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego State are 1-3
After playing Uc Santa Cruz are 0-2
After a win are 3-7

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 3-2
After playing Montana are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Highlanders at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Riverside's last 9 games on the road
UC Riverside is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Nevada is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Nevada is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
UC Riverside at San Diego State, Monday, December 19
Nevada home to Portland, Thursday, December 22

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