The UC Riverside Highlanders (2-3) will be at home in Student Recreation Center when they meet the Pacific Tigers (3-4). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 148 points with Pacific opening as a 1.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Pacific Tigers at UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Preview
In the Tigers last contest, they easily got past the Canisius Golden Griffins, 80-58. With nine points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, Jahlil Tripp played well for Pacific. Pacific played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.241 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 16.7 (better than their season average of 17.3). Canisius put up marks of 0.051 and 22.9, respectively, for those same stats.
The Highlanders are trying to rebound after their 87-42 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in their last contest. With two points and six rebounds, Dikymbe Martin played well for UC Riverside. Michigan made 13 of their 28 three pointers (46.4 percent). UC Riverside, meanwhile, was 3-14 (21.4 percent).
Second-chance points could be hard to find for UC Riverside in this battle. The Highlanders rank 280th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.9 percent), while Pacific ranks 21st in defensive rebounding percentage (75.0 percent) since the 2016-17 season.
Of Pacific’s 7 games, five have finished over the O/U total, while 2 of UC Riverside’s 4 games have finished over the O/U total. Both teams have middling straight up (SU) records (3-4 for Pacific; 2-3 for UC Riverside), but the Tigers have the edge against the spread (ATS). Pacific is 3-4 ATS, while the Highlanders are 1-3.
Pacific Tigers vs. UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Pacific, ATS Winner – Pacific, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers average 16.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 310th in the NCAA. The Highlanders rank 247th in three pointers allowed per game (22.9).
- Pacific ranks 236th in assists per game (12.3) while UC Riverside ranks 279th (11.5).
- UC Riverside ranks 110th in steals per game (6.7) while Pacific ranks 260th (5.1).
- The Tigers rank 120th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Highlanders rank 268th in rebounds allowed per game (37.6).
- UC Riverside ranks 187th in blocks per game (2.9) while Pacific ranks 261st (2.3).