Check out our free UC Riverside vs UC Irvine pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Irvine. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
UC Riverside vs UC Irvine Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Highlanders vs Anteaters Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UC Riverside Highlanders at UC Irvine Anteaters
- Where: Irvine at Bren Events Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: UC Riverside +7, UCRVS +242 | UCIRV -311 O/U 141.0
UC Riverside will take the floor against the Anteaters with an overall record of 16-9. So far, the Highlanders have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 8-6. For the season, UC Riverside has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 6-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Highlanders being +7 point underdogs.
UC Riverside’s leading scorer this season is Zyon Pullin, who is averaging 18.45 points per contest. So far, Pullin has accounted for 20.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.25 rebounds per game and 4.05 assists. Flynn Cameron is the second leading scorer for the Highlanders, averaging 11.72 points per game. Between him and Cameron, they are accounting for 36.9% 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 they 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.
The UC Irvine Anteaters head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 16-8. Currently, the Anteaters have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 8-3. The Anteaters’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, UC Irvine has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 13-4.
UC Irvine’s leading scorer this season is Dawson Baker, who is averaging 14.79 points per contest. So far, Baker has accounted for 19.41% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.42 rebounds per game and 0.96 assists. DJ Davis is the second leading scorer for the Anteaters, averaging 13.96 points per game. Between him and Davis, they are accounting for 37.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UC Irvine this season, as they are currently ranked 351st in college basketball at 66.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Anteaters’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.5%, placing them 346th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: UC Irvine Anteaters -7
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the UC Irvine Anteaters to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7 point betting favorites. Although UC Irvine as a team is just 207th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Highlanders’ defense. In addition, the Anteaters have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -7 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Anteaters to come out on top and cover.