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Southern Utah UC Riverside Betting Preview

UC Riverside HighlandersSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
1-2November 23, 2013, 09:30 | Centrum Arena1-2

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the UC Riverside Highlanders at Centrum Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Thunderbirds are 1-2 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Highlanders, meanwhile, are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Utah go 1-1 and the Highlanders go 2-1 on the totals.

View UC Riverside Highlanders vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunderbirds rated this week at No. 305 and the Highlanders sitting at No. 327.

In their last action, UC Riverside was a 72-67 winner at home against Montana State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Highlanders used a 31-point performance from Taylor Johns to help UC Riverside smack Montana State 72-67 on Saturday at Student Center.

Southern Utah was a 75-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against California. They failed to cover the 26-point spread as underdogs. Southern Utah was run off the court by the Golden Bears on Monday as California routed them 75-47 at Haas Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Utah's No. 239-rated squad against UC Riverside's No. 250-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Utah rates No. 194 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 254 nationally with 2.33 per match.

A few Highlanders at Thunderbirds trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 5-8-2 ATS in its last 15 games
UC Riverside is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
UC Riverside is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UC Riverside is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Utah is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Southern Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
UC Riverside at Seattle, Monday, November 25th
Southern Utah at Portland, Sunday, December 1st