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Hawaii vs. UC Riverside - 2/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UC Riverside at Hawaii
Date & Time Sunday February 17, 2019, 1:00 AM (EST)
Location
Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
The Line
The Line: Hawaii -10.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5
TV Channel
Spectrum Sports
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NCAA BB | UC Riverside at Hawaii
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The UC Riverside Highlanders and Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The UC Riverside Highlanders could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 66.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Dikymbe Martin is averaging 15.6 points and 2.7 assists while Dragan Elkaz is averaging 7.8 points and two rebounds. Menno Dijkstra is dishing 1.1 assists and Ajani Kennedy is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The UC Riverside Highlanders have lost five of their last six road games.

The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 72 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Zigmars Raimo is averaging 11.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Jack Purchase is averaging 11.3 points and two assists. Eddie Stansberry is the third double-digit scorer and Brocke Stepteau is dishing three assists. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have won six of their last eight home games.

The Highlanders are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big West and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 overall. The under is 17-8 in Highlanders last 25 road games.

The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors ave been one of the best secrets in college basketball, as they're 13-8 ATS on the season and 9-3 ATS at home. Four of the last six wins for Hawaii have been won by double digits. That trip across the water seems to do a number on visiting teams. The UC Riverside Highlanders have not only lost eight of their last 12 games, but they get beaten like a drum most nights, as they're horrible defensively and have been held to 64 or less points in three of their last five games. I have to lay the big number with Hawaii at home.

Pick:
Hawaii -10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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