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UC Irvine Anteaters host UC Riverside Highlanders in college basketball action

UC Riverside HighlandersUC Irvine Anteaters
Jan 28, 8:00 PM | Bren Events Center

UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds

10-10TEAM RECORD7-13

Bren Events Center features an NCAAB clash between the host UC Irvine Anteaters and the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Anteaters sport records of 7-13 and 9-7-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Highlanders have 10-10 and 7-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-9 for the Anteaters and 8-9 for the Highlanders.

View UC Riverside vs UC Irvine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Anteaters as 2-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Anteaters rated this week at No. 171 and the Highlanders sitting at No. 224. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 63-61 result in favor of the Highlanders.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Irvine has the nation's No. 202-rated offensive output, at 67 PPG. The visiting Highlanders defense ranks No. 92 allowing on average 63.6 PPG. The Anteaters FG% has averaged 40% so far, less than the Highlanders marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 125 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UC Riverside was a 77-70 loser at home against Long Beach State. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Phil Martin was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 7 rebounds but Long Beach State still won, 77-70, over UC Riverside on Thursday at Student Center.

Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 78-67 winner as they battled Seattle at home. UC Irvine got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Will Davis II en route to a 78-67 victory over Seattle on Tuesday at Bren Events Center.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pacific are 2-8
After playing Long Beach State are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing UC Davis are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 0-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Highlanders at Anteaters trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Riverside's last 7 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
UC Riverside is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
UC Riverside is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Irvine's last 7 games when playing at home against UC Riverside
UC Irvine is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against UC Riverside
UC Irvine is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing UC Riverside
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of UC Irvine's last 13 games when playing UC Riverside

Next up:
UC Riverside home to Pacific, Thursday, February 2
UC Irvine home to UC Davis, Thursday, February 2

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