UC Riverside Highlanders vs. Cal State Fullerton Titans ATS Prediction 01/17/19

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The Cal State Fullerton Titans (4-12, 0-2 BigWst) welcome the UC Riverside Highlanders (6-12, 0-2 BigWst) to Titan Gym. The Highlanders can snap a six-game road losing streak. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

UC Riverside Highlanders at Cal State Fullerton Titans Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last contest. The Titans fell to the UC Irvine Anteaters, 63-46, while the Highlanders were defeated by the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 72-64.

UC Riverside had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.4 (above their season average of 26.0) while Cal State Fullerton had a much better free throw rate (0.222 vs. 0.121). Cal State Fullerton’s Austen Awosika had a good outing, finishing with 17 points. Ajani Kennedy, meanwhile played a key role for UC Riverside with 19 points and five rebounds.

This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last contest, the Highlanders won 69-65. UC Riverside had a much better turnover percentage (12.9 vs. 24.2). Cal State Fullerton, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (44.8 vs. 28.6). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It will be a battle of conflicting tempos as the fast-paced Titans (ranked 77th in the country in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Highlanders (344th in possessions per game).

UC Riverside at Cal State Fullerton ATS Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Cal State Fullerton, ATS Winner – Cal State Fullerton, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UC Riverside ranks 96th in three pointers attempted per game (24.3) while Cal State Fullerton ranks 242nd (19.0).
  • The Highlanders rank first in blocks allowed per game (1.4) while the Titans rank 24th (2.4).
  • UC Riverside ranks 131st in assists per game (13.5) while Cal State Fullerton ranks 141st in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • The Titans rank 104th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Highlanders rank 245th (31.9).
  • UC Riverside ranks 45th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Cal State Fullerton ranks 81st (6.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 76.6 points per game (8.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (1.9 above their season average).
  • The Titans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.0, up from 0.8 for the season.