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UC Riverside Highlanders vs Warriors College Hoops Game Preview

UC Riverside HighlandersHawaii Warriors
Jan 5, 12:00 AM | Stan Sheriff Center

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Hawaii Warriors Odds


The Hawaii Warriors host UC Riverside on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-5 mark against the 4-10 Highlanders in college hoops action at Stan Sheriff Center.

The Warriors are 7-5 so far on the season, and 4-5 ATS vs. the number. The Highlanders, meanwhile, are 4-10 and 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Hawaii go 1-6 and the Highlanders go 2-5 on the totals.

View UC Riverside vs Hawaii Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warriors - Highlanders odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Hawaii is rated No. 141 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Riverside is at No. 259. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-60 win for the Warriors.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. 68 in NCAA hoops at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Hawaii’s No. 12 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hawaii is the No. 169-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while UC Riverside rates No. 330 at 4.1 per game.

Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Hawaii, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Riverside was a 65-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against CS Northridge. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders grabbed a 65-64 win over the Matadors on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Chris Patton at The Matadome.

Hawaii won its last outing, a 90-88 result against CS Fullerton on January 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Isaac Fotu went off for 29 points and added 9 rebounds, leading Hawaii over CS Fullerton, 90-88, on Thursday at Stan Sheriff Center.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 6-4
After playing CS Northridge are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Hawaii Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UC Irvine are 1-1
After playing CS Fullerton are 2-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Highlanders at Warriors trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Hawaii is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Hawaii is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Hawaii is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Hawaii is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
UC Riverside at CS Fullerton, Saturday, January 12
Hawaii at UC Irvine, Wednesday, January 9