Hawaii vs. UC Riverside - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Riverside Highlanders (5-17) at Hawaii Warriors (13-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -11 -- Over/Under: 131.5 See the Latest Odds
The UC Riverside Highlanders make the long trip to face the Hawaii Warriors in Big West college basketball.
The UC Riverside Highlanders have generally been competitive in conference play but are still looking for their first Big West victory. CS Riverside comes in off of a 71-68 loss at the Cal Poly Mustangs where the team held a 48.1%-38.5% shooting edge but were outscored at the foul line 20-7.
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Idy Diallo topped the Highlanders offense with 17 points and eight rebounds on 7-11 from the floor and 3-4 at the line. UC Riverside received eleven points each from DJ Sylvester and Koh Flippin on 7-13 accuracy while Menno Dilkstra and Brandon Rosser tossed in eight points each.
The Hawaii Warriors began their conference schedule at 4-1 but have fallen on hard times since with three straight defeats following a 78-64 loss at the Cal Poly Mustangs. Hawaii was outshot 48.1%-39.3% with the Mustangs hitting eleven more free throws and totaling nine more shots.
Sheriff Drammeh was the top offensive option for the Warriors with 17 points on 6-13 from the floor including 4-7 from long range followed by Jack Purchase with 12 points on four long balls. Drew Buggs gave Hawaii ten points and five assists on 3-9 shooting while Gibson Johnson added eight points and seven rebounds on 4-7.
Under is 6-2 in UC Riverside last 8 road games and under is 31-12-1 in UC Riverside last 44 Wednesday games and under is 10-4 in UC Riverside last 14 overall. UC Riverside are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
There is no doubt Hawaii is the better team but despite their record UC Riverside does hang around in most games…