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UC Riverside Highlanders Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Pepperdine Waves

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away UC Riverside Highlanders taking on the Pepperdine Waves Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pepperdine Waves were listed as -4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Riverside Highlanders will look to cover the spread vs the Pepperdine Waves on Tuesday, as the Highlanders are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Waves are 2-5 ATS. UC Riverside is 2-3 against the total, while Pepperdine is 5-2 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 341 (Pepperdine) and the No. 310 (UC Riverside) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 100-rated squad against UC Riverside's No. 47-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 244 in the country with 5.29 per game, while their foes tonight, the UC Riverside Highlanders rank No. 261 nationally with 3.8 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Riverside suffered a 68-56 loss against Grand Canyon on Saturday, getting 12 points from Alex Larsson in a losing effort at GCU Arena.

Colbey Ross scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Waves to a win (they lost 91-81 to Cal Poly at Mott Gymnasium on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
  • UC Riverside is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pepperdine is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
  • Pepperdine is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside home to Air Force, Friday, December 8th
Pepperdine at Long Beach State, Saturday, December 9th