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UC Riverside Highlanders face Hawaii Warriors: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

UC Riverside HighlandersHawaii Warriors
6-11January 19, 2014, 12:00 | Stan Sheriff Center11-5

The Hawaii Warriors host UC Riverside on Sunday, looking to build on their 11-5 mark against the 6-11 Highlanders in college hoops action at Stan Sheriff Center.

Supporters of the Highlanders have watched them go 6-11 and 7-7 ATS on the year, while the Warriors are at 11-5 and 8-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Warriors are 5-5, while the Highlanders have a 7-6 mark.

View UC Riverside Highlanders vs Hawaii Warriors Odds and Stats.

The Warriors - Highlanders odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Hawaii is rated No. 166 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Riverside is at No. 234.

UC Riverside was an 81-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UC Davis. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. UC Riverside got 22 points from Taylor Johns en route to an 81-69 victory over UC Davis on Thursday at UC Davis Pavilion.

Hawaii was a 79-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against CS Northridge. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Hawaii got 19 points from Garrett Nevels but lost anyway, 79-78, to CS Northridge on Saturday at The Matadome.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Hawaii's No. 23-ranked scoring average of 80.69 PPG, against a Highlanders defense rated No. 86 and allowing 67.65 PPG. The Warriors FG% has averaged 47.85% to date this season, more than the Highlanders shooters have managed so far (42.72% per game).

A few Highlanders at Warriors trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
UC Riverside is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UC Riverside is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Hawaii is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Hawaii is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
UC Riverside home to Santa Barbara, Thursday, January 23rd
Hawaii at UC Davis, Thursday, January 23rd