Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Phoenix and Highlanders. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Highlanders at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, MT. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Highlanders as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 129.5 points.
GREEN BAY PHOENIX VS UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UC Riverside Highlanders -6.5
This game will be played at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Highlanders.
- Not only will UC Riverside pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Will the Phoenix Pull Through as the Away Underdog?
After two games, Green Bay has a record of 0-2. So far this season, all of the Phoenix’s games have been away from home. As of today’s game, Green Bay has a 0-2 ATS record. When we consider the school’s previous three games, their ATS record stands at 1-1, with an average scoring margin of -10.
Up to this point, games involving Green Bay have had an average of 126 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 132.5 points. Their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Phoenix’s last five games have finished with a combined 57 points per game and an over/under record of 0-4.
In their recent game, the Phoenix’s offense concluded with 59 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 58.3 points per contest. Offensively, the Phoenix have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 275th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 413rd in percentage and 333rd in three-pointers made.
At present, the Phoenix’s defense is nationally ranked 50th, allowing 64.5 points per game. In today’s game vs. UC Riverside, the Green Bay defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Green Bay made 18 free-throws vs. the Phoenix.
Will the Highlanders Win at Home?
As of the most recent game, the Highlanders have a 1-3 record, with a loss to North Carolina (77-52). On the road, the Highlanders are 0-3 this season, while they are 1-0 at home. As of now, UC Riverside is sitting at 0-4 versus the spread heading into today’s matchup. When factoring in the outcomes from the previous season, UC Riverside holds a 5-5 ATS record in their last ten games.
Up to this point, games involving UC Riverside have had an average of 137.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.9 points. Their over/under record is 1-3-0. When analyzing the Highlanders’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 74 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
The UC Riverside offense is coming off a game where they scored 52 points against North Carolina. They posted a field goal percentage of 30.6% and connected on 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Benjamin Griscti with 14 points. Barrington Hargress also added 10 points for the Highlanders.
On the defensive side, UC Riverside is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 76.0 points per game. Against North Carolina in their most recent game, the UC Riverside defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing North Carolina to hit 45% of their shots.