UC Riverside Highlanders vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
Sullivan Arena will host Texas State Bobcats vs. UC Riverside Highlanders action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The game is being played at Sullivan Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Bobcats sport records of 2-3 and 1-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Highlanders have 1-5 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Bobcats and 1-0 for the Highlanders.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bobcats, most recently No. 198 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Highlanders, who rate No. 207 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-61 victory for the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas State has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 74.8 PPG. The visiting Highlanders defense ranks No. 162 allowing on average 65.3 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 39.1% so far, less than the Highlanders marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.
Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Texas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 66-65 loser as they battled Alaska Anchorage on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. UC Riverside got 16 points from Chris Patton but lost anyway, 66-65, to Alaska Anchorage on Friday at Sullivan Arena.
Last time out for Texas State, they were a 78-63 loser as they battled Loyola Marymount at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. Texas State suffered a 78-63 loss against Loyola Marymount on Friday, getting 14 points from Vonn Jones in a losing effort at Sullivan Arena.
UC Riverside home to Northern Colorado, Saturday, December 1
Texas State home to Utah, Friday, November 30