The California Baptist Lancers (3-4) will be at home in the CBU Events Center when they square off against the UC Riverside Highlanders (6-2). Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
UC Riverside Highlanders vs. California Baptist Lancers Free Preview
The Highlanders easily got past the SIUE Cougars in their last contest, 69-51. With 11 points, six assists and five rebounds, UC Riverside’s Khyber Kabellis put together a solid outing. The Highlanders held the Cougars to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.5 (below their season average of 25.0) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.618 (above their season average of 0.497).
The last time the Lancers took the court, they were thoroughly outplayed by the South Dakota Coyotes, 84-83. Milan Acquaah was the game’s high scorer with 37 points on 12-for-29 shooting. South Dakota had a better effective field goal percentage (0.581 vs. 0.522). California Baptist, on the other hand, held the Coyotes to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.6 (below their season average of 22.0).
The Lancers won the lone game against the Highlanders last season, 80-70. The Lancers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.9 and a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.610. The Highlanders recorded marks of 11.8 and 0.472, respectively, for those same stats.
California Baptist should have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Lancers rank 52nd in offensive efficiency, while the Highlanders rank 214th in defensive efficiency since the 2018-19 season.
UC Riverside vs. California Baptist Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – UC Riverside, ATS Winner – UC Riverside, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Highlanders rank 210th in assists per game (12.8) while the Lancers rank 264th (11.8).
UC Riverside ranks 275th in steals per game (5.0) while California Baptist ranks 292nd (4.6).
California Baptist ranks 54th in rebounds per game (38.1) while UC Riverside ranks 262nd (33.2).
The Lancers rank 36th in three pointers attempted per game (26.6) while the Highlanders rank 140th (23.0).
California Baptist ranks 206th in blocks per game (2.8) while UC Riverside ranks 278th (1.9).