UC Riverside Highlanders (3-5) vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-2)
2023-12-03 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: UC Riverside Highlanders -6.5 -- Over/Under: 138
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks look to build on their 6-2 record. The UC Riverside Highlanders need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs UC Riverside Highlanders prediction.
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Betting Preview
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks just lost to Cal State Fullerton, but they previously won 6 straight games. North Dakota beat New Orleans and Eastern Michigan in the Central Arkansas Classic. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 75.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. BJ Omot is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Treysen Eaglestaff is averaging 15.6 points and 2.4 assists. Tsotne Tsartsidze is the third double-digit scorer and Amar Kuljuhovic is dishing 0.6 assists. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 26.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Preview
The UC Riverside Highlanders just lost to UCLA and Montana State in games decided by a combined 3 points. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 70.3 points on 39 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Moses is averaging 12.3 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Chip Brunt is averaging 12 points and 1 rebound. Barrington Hargress is the third double-digit scorer, and Benjamin Griscti is grabbing 4 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. UC Riverside is 3-5 and at the bottom of the Big West, where Hawaii is at the top with a 5-1 record.
North Dakota vs UC Riverside prediction
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks may have the better record, but they haven’t exactly played anybody up to this point, and their defense has been spotty at times. The UC Riverside Highlanders are losing games, but they’ve been in some dog fights, and that includes nearly beating UCLA. UC Riverside is a better team than its record indicates. This feels like a spot where the Highlanders can stop the bleeding and get a nice win at home. I’ll lay the chalk.