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UC Riverside Highlanders vs Long Beach State 49ers Betting Matchup Report

Long Beach State 49ersUC Riverside Highlanders
Jan 26, 10:00 PM | Student Center

Long Beach State 49ers vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD10-9

The Long Beach State 49ers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Highlanders in UC Riverside at Student Center on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Highlanders currently sports a 10-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-10 ATS. The 49ers are 14-6 and 10-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Highlanders produce a 7-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the 49ers have gone 9-8-1 against the number.

View Long Beach State vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Long Beach State before tip-off in this one will find them as 10.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Highlanders rated this week at No. 224 and the 49ers sitting at No. 46. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-63 result in favor of the 49ers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Riverside has the nation's No. 316-rated offensive output, at 60.5 PPG. The visiting 49ers defense ranks No. 115 allowing on average 64.7 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Defensively, Long Beach State features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 316 nationally in scoring at home.

Long Beach State was a 71-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Barbara. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The battle between the 49ers and Gauchos didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Santa Barbara was handed a 71-48 defeat on Saturday at Thunderdome.

UC Riverside was a 72-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against CS Fullerton. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Robert Smith scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 72-61 to CS Fullerton at Titan Gym on Wednesday).

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 4-6
After playing Santa Barbara are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-6
Before playing UC Irvine are 2-8
After playing CS Fullerton are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few 49ers at Highlanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
Long Beach State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 7 games on the road
Long Beach State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 5 games when playing at home against Long Beach State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 6 games when playing Long Beach State
UC Riverside is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
UC Riverside is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Long Beach State home to CS Fullerton, Saturday, January 28
UC Riverside at UC Irvine, Saturday, January 28

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