UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds
Bren Events Center will host UC Irvine Anteaters vs. UC Riverside Highlanders action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This season, the Anteaters are 12-13 overall and 9-14 ATS ATS, while the Highlanders are 5-18 and 7-13-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UC Irvine boasts a 7-10 on the OU, and UC Riverside is 10-6.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UC Irvine Anteaters as 12.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Anteaters at No. 47 and the Highlanders at No. 303 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-59 result in favor of the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UC Irvine's No. 140 nationally ranked offense (68.7 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 223 at 68.3 PPG. The Anteaters have been averaging 43.5% from the field, more than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (43% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UC Riverside owns the country's No. 216-rated mark, allowing 71.1 points per game on the highway. UC Irvine, on the other hand, rates No. 94 in scoring at home.
In their last action, UC Riverside was a 79-67 loser at home against CS Fullerton. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders got a huge 36-point effort from Chris Patton but still lost 79-67 against CS Fullerton on Saturday at Student Center.
Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 78-72 loser as they battled Hawaii on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Alex Young scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Anteaters to a win (they lost 78-72 to Hawaii at Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday).
UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-7
Before playing Long Beach State are 5-5
After playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After playing Hawaii are 2-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Highlanders at Anteaters trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UC Riverside's last 8 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
UC Riverside is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
UC Riverside is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
UC Irvine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UC Irvine's last 8 games when playing at home against UC Riverside
UC Irvine is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against UC Riverside
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 5 games
UC Riverside at Long Beach State, Saturday, February 16
UC Irvine home to CS Fullerton, Saturday, February 16