Cal State Fullerton Titans at UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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It will be a contest between two exceptional defenses when the UC Riverside Highlanders (11-6, 1-0 BigWst) clash against the Cal State Fullerton Titans (5-11, 0-1 BigWst) at Student Recreation Center. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Cal State Fullerton Titans vs. UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Highlanders beat the UC Davis Aggies, 65-59, while the Titans were beaten by the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 75-69.

The Highlanders had a free throw rate of 0.222 (above their season average of 0.170) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.611 (above their season average of 0.511). Cal State Fullerton, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.206). Arinze Chidom played a key role for UC Riverside with 11 points and eight rebounds. Austen Awosika played well for Cal State Fullerton, contributing 22 points and five assists.

The Titans dominated this series last year, securing victories in both contests. In the last matchup, Cal State Fullerton won 77-54. Cal State Fullerton did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (15-19; 78.9 percent). UC Riverside, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.6 vs. 18.5). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams face off. UC Riverside ranks 335th in possessions per game (65.7) and Cal State Fullerton is 267th (68.2). Also, the Titans rank 316th in offensive efficiency (94.2), while the Highlanders rank 42nd in defensive efficiency (90.4).

Cal State Fullerton Titans at UC Riverside Highlanders Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UC Riverside, ATS Winner – UC Riverside, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UC Riverside ranks 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (30.6) while Cal State Fullerton ranks 170th (36.3).
  • The Titans are 24th in the nation with 2.4 blocks allowed per game while the Highlanders are 31st with 2.5 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Highlanders rank 40th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Titans rank 79th (11.8).
  • Cal State Fullerton is 26th in the country with 18.1 three pointers allowed per game while UC Riverside is 53rd with 19.4 three pointers allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Highlanders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 6.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Titans have scored an average of 59.0 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 50.8 points per game (12.0 below their season average).