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Highlanders visit Long Beach State 49ers in college basketball clash

UC Riverside HighlandersLong Beach State 49ers
March 11, 9:30 PM | Honda Center

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Long Beach State 49ers Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Long Beach State 49ers try to run the Highlanders off the court at Honda Center in college hoops action.

This game is part of the Big West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Honda Center).

The Highlanders will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 14-7 ATS against the number this season, while the 49ers are 13-9 ATS. UC Riverside is 8-12-1 on the totals; Long Beach State is 7-13-1.

View UC Riverside vs Long Beach State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 256-rated UC Riverside taking on the No. 73-rated 49ers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-66 win for the 49ers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Long Beach State has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 73.7 PPG. The visiting Highlanders defense ranks No. 225 allowing on average 69.7 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Highlanders marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UC Riverside owns the country's No. 212-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Long Beach State, on the other hand, rates No. 117 in scoring at home.

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 70-66 winner as they battled Cal Poly on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Highlanders grabbed a 70-66 win over the Mustangs on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Kareem Nitoto at Honda Center.

In their last action, Long Beach State was a 79-72 winner against UC Irvine. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-5
After playing Cal Poly are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
After playing UC Irvine are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Highlanders at 49ers trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Long Beach State's last 5 games when playing UC Riverside
Long Beach State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing UC Riverside
Long Beach State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UC Riverside