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UC Riverside Highlanders vs UC Irvine Anteaters College Basketball Betting Preview

The UC Riverside Highlanders will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Anteaters in UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the UC Irvine Anteaters as -12-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 UC Irvine Anteaters Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

UC Irvine Anteaters battles the UC Riverside Highlanders, currently sitting with a 9-8 mark (4-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-8 for the UC Irvine Anteaters and 4-5 for the UC Riverside Highlanders.

The Anteaters - Highlanders odds would favor the Highlanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UC Irvine is rated No. 158 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Riverside is at No. 150.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UC Irvine's No. 211-ranked scoring average of 68.41 PPG, against a UC Riverside Highlanders defense rated No. 87 and allowing 67.35 PPG. The UC Irvine Anteaters FG% has averaged 44.9% to date this season, more than the UC Riverside Highlanders shooters have managed so far (43.58% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Riverside suffered a 79-73 loss against CS Fullerton on Thursday, getting 19 points from Jaylen Bland in a losing effort at Student Center.

UC Irvine cruised to victory on Thursday, running UC Davis out of the gym and running up a 76-55 score at Bren Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UC Irvine
  • UC Riverside is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing UC Irvine
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Riverside's last 7 games when playing UC Irvine
  • UC Irvine is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • UC Irvine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • UC Irvine is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UC Riverside
  • UC Irvine is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing UC Riverside

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside home to Hawaii, Thursday, January 14th
UC Irvine at Long Beach State, Thursday, January 14th