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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs UC Riverside Highlanders College Basketball Betting Preview

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs UC Riverside Highlanders battle Thursday at Student Recreation Center as the Highlanders look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the UC Riverside Highlanders in this one found them listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Rainbow Warriors was expected to move the line.

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs UC Riverside Highlanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will look to cover the spread vs the UC Riverside Highlanders on Thursday, as the Rainbow Warriors are 7-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Highlanders are 7-9 ATS. Hawaii is 9-8-1 against the total, while UC Riverside is 5-11 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 230 (UC Riverside) and the No. 135 (Hawaii) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UC Riverside's No. 247 nationally ranked offense (66.05 points per game) against a Hawaii Rainbow Warriors defense that sits as the No. 80 at 68.8 PPG. The UC Riverside Highlanders have been averaging 40.85% from the field, less than the Rainbow Warriors have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Warriors and Gauchos didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC-Santa Barbara was handed a 78-56 defeat on Sunday at Stan Sheriff Center.

The Highlanders endured a 63-59 loss at the hands of the Matadors on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Dikymbe MArtin at Student Center.

Betting Trends
  • Hawaii is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Hawaii's last 5 games
  • Hawaii is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Hawaii is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • UC Riverside is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • UC Riverside is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Hawaii at Cal State-Northridge, Saturday, February 4th
UC Riverside at Cal Poly, Saturday, February 4th