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UC Riverside Highlanders Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Santa Clara Broncos

The UC Riverside Highlanders hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the point spread at Leavey Center against the Santa Clara Broncos.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the UC Riverside Highlanders in this one, their betting line was listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Santa Clara Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Santa Clara Broncos sit at 4-6 (2-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UC Riverside Highlanders are currently 2-4 (1-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Santa Clara is 2-6 OU, and UC Riverside is 2-2 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Santa Clara Broncos at No. 147 and the UC Riverside Highlanders at No. 317 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Santa Clara has the nation's No. 253-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting UC Riverside Highlanders defense ranks No. 138 allowing on average 70.5 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, more than the Santa Clara Highlanders marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.88% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Riverside was run off the court by the Bruins on Wednesday as UCLA routed them 98-56 at Pauley Pavilion.

The battle between the Broncos and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cal State-East Bay was handed a 75-50 defeat on Saturday at Leavey Center.

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • UC Riverside is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 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
  • Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside home to Montana, Saturday, December 17th
Santa Clara at Washington State, Saturday, December 17th