Betting on today’s Highlanders and Bruins game? Catch the action at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 11:00 ET on PACN. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 129 points, with the Bruins being the favored team playing at home against the Highlanders.
UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS VS UCLA BRUINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UC Riverside Highlanders +19.5
This game will be played at Pauley Pavilion at 11:00 ET on Thursday, November 30th.
WHY BET THE UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Bruins.
- Even though we have UCLA winning straight-up, we like UC Riverside at +19.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 129 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Do the Highlanders Have a Shot at a Win at Los Angeles?
UC Riverside comes into today’s game against UCLA with a 3-4 overall record. On the road, the Highlanders are 0-4, but they are 2-0 at home. UC Riverside’s ATS performance heading into today’s game is 1-5. Looking at their last five games, the team has an ATS record of 1-3.
In seven games, UC Riverside comes in with an over/under mark of 3-3-0, with their games averaging 138.2 points per game. In the Highlanders’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 143 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
In their recent game, the Highlanders’ offense concluded with 68 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71 points per contest. Barrington Hargress is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Isaiah Moses brings a PPG average of 11 into the game.
At this time, the Highlanders’ defense is positioned 132nd in the country, permitting 72.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UC Riverside’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.3% this season.
Pressure Builds for UCLA as Home Favorites
As they prepare for their 7th game, UCLA will face UC Riverside with a record of 4-2. In their last five home games, which includes last year, UCLA has a home record of 4-1. UCLA has a winning ATS record, sitting above .500 at 3-2-1. When analyzing their performance in the last five games, the Bruins are 2-3 vs. the spread.
UCLA’s games have, on average, featured 128.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 136.4 points so far. When analyzing the Bruins’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 132 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
In their recent matchup, the UCLA offense ended with 65 points against Gonzaga. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.2% and made 4 threes. Offensively, the Bruins hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 141st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 389th in terms of percentage and 379th in three-pointers made.
So far this season, the UCLA defense has been performing well, ranking 5th in the country at 56.7 points allowed per contest. UCLA will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Gonzaga to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.