UC Riverside vs Hawaii College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

UC Riverside vs Hawaii College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (3-0) at UC Riverside Highlanders (3-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Student Recreation Center)

The Line: UC Riverside Highlanders -4.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors and UC Riverside Highlanders meet Saturday in college basketball action at the SRC Arena.

The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for another win to build on their 3-0 record. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 86 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 37.7 percent shooting. James Jean-Marie is averaging 16.5 points and eight rebounds while Justin Webster is averaging 13.5 points and four rebounds. Casdon Jardine is the third double-digit scorer and Mate Colina is dishing one assist. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The UC Riverside Highlanders look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 68.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 55.3 points on 35.9 percent shooting. Arinze Chidom is averaging 13.5 points and 45 rebounds while Jock Perry is averaging 13 points and 4.5 rebounds. Wil Tattersall is the third double-digit scorer and Zyon Pullin is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 62.2 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 23.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

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The Rainbow Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Highlanders are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Rainbow Warriors last 9 overall. The under is 10-3-1 in Highlanders last 14 overall. The road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

Still a small sample size for both teams, so it's tough to get a proper read on either side. What we do know is that the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors basketball program has improved over the years and they're a team worth backing in the underdog role. Also, Hawaii just beat the UC Riverside Highlanders yesterday while dropping 88 points on their head. I'll grab the free buckets here.

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Randy’s Pick Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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