The UC-Irvine Anteaters and the UC-Riverside Highlanders meet in college basketball action from the SRC Arena on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
UC-Riverside is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with a total for this game set at 145.5 points.
Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.
UC-Irvine’s 83-64 win back on February 11th, 2023, made it five straight head-to-head wins for the Anteaters in this matchup.
UC-Irvine is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. UC-Riverside is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I’m backing the Highlanders here. UC-Riverside is simply peaking at the right time and is starting to heat up and while I like this UC-Irvine team and their big game experience, I just think that home court, senior night and the Highlanders’ current momentum carries them to a win and cover in this one.