Check out our free Cal State Fullerton vs UC Riverside pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Riverside. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Cal State Fullerton vs UC Riverside Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Titans vs Highlanders Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Cal State Fullerton Titans at UC Riverside Highlanders
  • Where: Riverside at SRC Arena
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Cal State Fullerton +5.5, CSUFL +198 | UCRVS -247 O/U 130.5

Titans Preview:

Through 14 games, the Cal State Fullerton Titans have an overall record of 7-7. On the road, the Titans will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 1-6. So far, the Titans have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

Cal State Fullerton will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Latrell Wrightsell Jr. who is averaging 15.38 points per game for the Titans. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Titans’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jalen Harris who has hit 33.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.43 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Cal State Fullerton this season, as they are currently ranked 231st in college basketball at 70.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Titans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.0%, placing them 322nd in the NCAA.

Highlanders Preview:

UC Riverside will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 9-5. Currently, the Highlanders have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Highlanders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, UC Riverside has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.

UC Riverside’s leading scorer this season is Zyon Pullin who is averaging 19.57 points per contest. So far, Pullin has accounted for 26.68% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.5 rebounds per game and 4.07 assists. Flynn Cameron is the second leading scorer for the Highlanders, averaging 10.07 points per game. Between him and Cameron, they are accounting for 40.4% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UC Riverside this season, as they are currently ranked 344th in college basketball at 66.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Highlanders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 368th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Cal State Fullerton Titans +5.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the UC Riverside Highlanders are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5.5. However, we anticipate Cal State Fullerton putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Highlanders as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Titans to cover.

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