Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tritons and Highlanders. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Highlanders at SRC Arena in Riverside, CA. Get ready to place your bets! In this Big West matchup, California-San Diego is favored bt -3 vs. UC Riverside. The over/under for the game is 140 points.

CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO TRITONS VS UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UC Riverside Highlanders +3

This game will be played at SRC Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-60 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Not only will UC Riverside pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 147 points.

Are the Tritons Ready for a Win at Riverside?

As they prepare for their 27th game, California-San Diego will face UC Riverside with a record of 17-9. The Tritons have a road record of 5-7 this season and are 10-2 overall. Heading into today’s game, California-San Diego holds a 15-9 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

California-San Diego comes in with an over/under record of 11-12-1 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 141.8 points per game so far. The Tritons have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

In their latest game, California-San Diego offense put up 76 points against Cal State Fullerton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.2% and made 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Bryce Pope, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.1, while Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones also carries a PPG average of 13.1 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the California-San Diego defense is giving up an average of 66.8 points per contest. Against Cal State Fullerton in their most recent game, the California-San Diego defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Cal State Fullerton to hit 45% of their shots.

Can UC Riverside Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

After playing 27 games, UC Riverside has a record of 12-15. When playing away, the Highlanders have a record of 2-12, and at home they are 9-3. As of today’s game, UC Riverside has a 13-13 record against the spread this season. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 ATS.

So far, UC Riverside’s games have averaged 138.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 138.6 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Highlanders’ games have averaged 144 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the UC Riverside offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against UC Davis. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.1%, and they made 6 threes. Barrington Hargress led the team in scoring, putting up 18 points. Additionally, Kaleb Smith contributed 13 points for the Highlanders.

At this time, the Highlanders’ defense is positioned 141st in the country, permitting 70.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UC Riverside’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.8% this season.