UC Riverside Highlanders vs. Elon Phoenix Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

The UC Riverside Highlanders (1-4) will go head-to-head against the Elon Phoenix (2-2) at Spanos Center. Action gets underway at 11 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs. Elon Phoenix ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Phoenix were beaten by the Abilene Christian Wildcats, 72-56, while the Highlanders lost big to the Pacific Tigers, 74-54.

UC Riverside had a turnover percentage of 17.8 (better than their season average of 24.6) while Elon had a free throw rate of 0.325 (above their season average of 0.223). Elon’s Tyler Seibring had a good game, finishing with 17 points. Menno Dijkstra, meanwhile played a pivotal role for UC Riverside with 13 points and six rebounds.

UC Riverside may have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this matchup. The Highlanders rank 237th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.225, while Elon ranks first in FTA rate allowed (0.154) dating back to last season.

UC Riverside vs. Elon Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Elon, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Elon ranks fourth in three pointers attempted per game (29.9) while UC Riverside ranks 246th (20.0).
  • The Highlanders rank 174th in steals per game (6.0) while the Phoenix rank 293rd (4.3).
  • UC Riverside ranks 181st in blocks per game (3.0) while Elon ranks 270th (2.0).
  • The Phoenix rank 37th in assists per game (15.9) while the Highlanders rank 256th (12.2).
  • Elon averages 35.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 163rd in the country. UC Riverside ranks 288th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).