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UC Riverside Highlanders vs Villanova Wildcats in college hoops odds

Villanova WildcatsUC Riverside Highlanders
Nov 24, 4:30 PM | Anaheim Convention Center

Villanova Wildcats vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds


The Highlanders hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Villanova Wildcats pay a visit to Anaheim Convention Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Anaheim Convention Center).

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 1-1 ATS. Villanova is 1-1 on the totals; UC Riverside is 0-2.

View Villanova vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Highlanders as 13-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 316-rated Villanova taking on the No. 40-rated Highlanders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-68 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits UC Riverside's No. 331-ranked offense, averaging 54 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 226 at 69.3 PPG. The Highlanders field goal percentage has averaged 37.7% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.

Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Villanova was a 79-69 winner at home against Delaware. They failed to cover the 17.5–point spread as favorites. Villanova got 21 points from Maalik Wayns en route to a 79-69 victory over Delaware on Friday at Villanova Pavilion.

UC Riverside lost its last outing, a 53-49 result against Youngstown State on November 18. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. UC Riverside suffered a 53-49 loss against Youngstown State on Friday, getting 16 points from Phil Martin in a losing effort at Beeghly Center.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Pennsylvania are 9-1
After playing Delaware are 3-1
After a win are 6-4

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing USC are 0-3
After playing Youngstown State are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Wildcats at Highlanders trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Villanova home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, December 3
UC Riverside home to USC, Wednesday, November 30