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UC Riverside Highlanders vs Pacific Tigers Betting Matchup Report

Pacific TigersUC Riverside Highlanders
Feb 24, 10:00 PM | Student Center

Pacific Tigers vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD9-16

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Pacific when they take on the Highlanders on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 9-7 ATS. Pacific is 7-10 on the totals; UC Riverside is 5-10-1.

View Pacific vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Highlanders as 6-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Highlanders sit at No. 244 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 142 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 70-61.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Riverside has the nation's No. 273-rated offensive output, at 65 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 21 allowing on average 60.7 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.4 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pacific was a 79-63 loser on the road against Oral Roberts. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Nyika Williams scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 79-63 to Oral Roberts at Mabee Center on Saturday).

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were a 68-49 loser as they battled Fresno State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog. UC Riverside got 13 points from Phil Martin but lost anyway, 68-49, to Fresno State on Saturday at Save Mart Center.

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UC Irvine are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing UC Davis are 4-6
After playing Fresno State are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Highlanders trends to consider:
Pacific is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against UC Riverside
Pacific is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Riverside's last 5 games when playing Pacific
UC Riverside is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
UC Riverside is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Pacific

Next up:
Pacific at UC Irvine, Saturday, February 26
UC Riverside home to UC Davis, Saturday, February 26