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UC Riverside Highlanders Battle vs Long Beach State 49ers Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The UC Riverside Highlanders will hit the floor running against the away Long Beach State 49ers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the UC Riverside Highlanders betting line as 4-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Long Beach State 49ers vs UC Riverside Highlanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Riverside Highlanders sit at 10-11 (5-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Long Beach State 49ers are currently 9-11 (12-6-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UC Riverside is 7-6 OU, and Long Beach State is 14-5 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 188-rated Long Beach State 49ers taking on the No. 187-rated UC Riverside Highlanders in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Long Beach State is ranked No. 180 in NCAA basketball at 35.8 per game. Contrast that with UC Riverside's No. 124 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UC Riverside is the No. 72-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Long Beach State rates No. 30 at 8.85 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The 49ers got 25 points from Justin Bibbins as Long Beach State ran past Santa Barbara 77-67 on Wednesday at Thunderdome.

The Highlanders got 12 points from Jaylen Bland, but it was UC Davis that prevailed in a 58-55 final on Thursday at UC Davis Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Long Beach State's last 8 games
  • Long Beach State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Long Beach State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Long Beach State's last 5 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UC Riverside is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 5 games
  • UC Riverside is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Long Beach State home to Santa Barbara, Thursday, January 28th
UC Riverside at Cal Poly, Thursday, January 28th