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UC Riverside Highlanders take on Bobcats in college basketball test

UC Riverside HighlandersMontana State Bobcats
Dec 11, 4:00 PM | Worthington Arena

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Montana State Bobcats Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Worthington Arena Sunday as host Montana State looks to handle the UC Riverside Highlanders in NCAAB action.

This season, the Bobcats are 5-3 overall and 3-1 ATS ATS, while the Highlanders are 2-5 and 2-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Montana State boasts a 4-0 on the OU, and UC Riverside is 1-5.

View UC Riverside vs Montana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Montana State in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 280-rated Bobcats and the No. 226-ranked Highlanders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-60 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Montana State's No. 136-rated squad against UC Riverside's No. 277-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Montana State rates No. 57 in the country with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 334 nationally with 3.6 per match.

Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 52.5 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 56-35 loser as they battled USC at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. UC Riverside was run off the court by the Trojans on Wednesday as USC routed them 56-35 at Student Center.

In their last action, Montana State was a 109-64 winner at home against Willamette. Montana State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Willamette out of the gym and running up a 109-64 score at Worthington Arena.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-6
Before playing Uc Santa Cruz are 1-1
After playing USC are 1-3
After a loss are 3-7

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Pepperdine are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Highlanders at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Riverside's last 8 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montana State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Montana State is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
UC Riverside home to Uc Santa Cruz, Wednesday, December 14
Montana State at Pepperdine, Sunday, December 18