UC Riverside Highlanders vs 49ers College Hoops Game Preview
UC Riverside Highlanders vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds
The Long Beach State 49ers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the UC Riverside Highlanders at The Walter Pyramid in NCAA basketball action.
The 49ers currently sports a 15-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13 ATS. The Highlanders are 5-19 and 8-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 49ers produce a 9-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Highlanders have gone 10-7 against the number.
The 49ers were listed as 14.5-point favorites 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:
This game matches up the No. 204 (49ers) and the No. 303 (Highlanders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-61 result in favor of the 49ers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Long Beach State's No. 172-rated squad against UC Riverside's No. 120-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Long Beach State rates No. 75 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 290 nationally with 4.9 per match.
Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Long Beach State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Riverside was a 52-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UC Irvine. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Chris Harriel scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 52-48 to UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Wednesday).
Long Beach State was an 85-65 winner in its last match at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The 49ers blew out CS Fullerton on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 85-65 win at The Walter Pyramid.
UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-6
Before playing Santa Barbara are 5-5
After playing UC Irvine are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing UC Davis are 8-2
After playing CS Fullerton are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Highlanders at 49ers trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 6 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
UC Riverside is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Long Beach State
UC Riverside is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Riverside
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Long Beach State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Long Beach State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against UC Riverside
UC Riverside home to Santa Barbara, Wednesday, February 20
Long Beach State home to UC Davis, Wednesday, February 20