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Long Beach State 49ers vs UC Riverside Highlanders Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Long Beach State 49ers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the UC Riverside Highlanders at The Walter Pyramid on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Long Beach State 49ers as -8.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Long Beach State 49ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Riverside Highlanders will look to cover the spread vs the Long Beach State 49ers on Saturday, as the Highlanders are 2-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 49ers are 3-9 ATS. UC Riverside is 4-6 against the total, while Long Beach State is 7-5 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 308 (Long Beach State) and the No. 314 (UC Riverside) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Long Beach State's No. 193-ranked offense, averaging 71.65 PPG, against a Highlanders defense that ranks No. 151 at 71.69 PPG. The 49ers field goal percentage has averaged 42.13% so far, more than the Highlanders marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.43% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Highlanders got 21 points from Chance Murray, but it was Cal State-Northridge that prevailed in a 82-76 final on Wednesday at The Matadome.

Long Beach State suffered a 82-67 loss against UC Irvine on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Evan Payne in a losing effort at Bren Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • UC Riverside is 2-7-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 6 games on the road
  • Long Beach State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • Long Beach State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Long Beach State is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UC Riverside
  • Long Beach State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing UC Riverside

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside home to UC Davis, Thursday, January 12th
Long Beach State at Cal State-Northridge, Wednesday, January 11th