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UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC Irvine Anteaters Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

UC Irvine AnteatersUC Riverside Highlanders
Jan 19, 10:00 PM | Student Center

UC Irvine Anteaters vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds

10-9TEAM RECORD4-13

The visiting UC Irvine Anteaters hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Student Center against the UC Riverside Highlanders.

UC Riverside will face the 10-9 Anteaters, who own a 8-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Highlanders are 5-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Anteaters are 5-6 favoring the OVER.

View UC Irvine vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UC Riverside opened as 8-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Highlanders sit at No. 270 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Anteaters sit at No. 30 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Anteaters will win this game 73-58.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Anteaters rank No. 18 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.6 per game. That compares with UC Riverside’s No. 97 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UC Riverside is college basketball's No. 317-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Anteaters rate No. 95 with 7.1 per game.

Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 92-65 winner as they battled CS Fullerton on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. The battle between the Anteaters and Titans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as CS Fullerton was handed a 92-65 defeat on Thursday at Titan Gym.

In their last action, UC Riverside was a 91-82 loser at home against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders endured a 91-82 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Chris Patton at Student Center.

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Long Beach State are 8-2
After playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Anteaters at Highlanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 5 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
UC Irvine is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
UC Irvine is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
UC Irvine is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
UC Riverside is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing UC Irvine
UC Riverside is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 5 games when playing at home against UC Irvine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 6 games when playing UC Irvine

Next up:
UC Irvine at Long Beach State, Saturday, January 26
UC Riverside at Pacific, Thursday, January 24