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UC Riverside vs. Hawaii - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Hawaii at UC Riverside
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
SRC Arena
Riverside, California
The Line
The Line: UC Riverside +5 -- Over/Under: 132.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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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 five-game winning streak. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 72.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Eddie Stansberry is averaging 13.4 points and 2.5 rebounds while Jack Purchase is averaging 11 points and 2.2 assists. Zigmars Raimo is the third double-digit scorer and Brocke Stepteau is dishing 2.9 assists. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have split their two road games this season.

The UC Riverside Highlanders could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 67.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Dikymbe Martin is averaging 16.4 points and 2.7 assists while Ajani Kennedy is averaging 8.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Menno Dijkstra is dishing one assist and Dragan Elkaz is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The UC Riverside Highlanders have won four of their last five home games.

The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big West, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Highlanders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big West, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in UC Riverside and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Highlanders last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Warriors last 7 overall.

The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are coming off an impressive road win and are playing really solid ball during this five-game winning streak where they're getting after it defensively and winning by an average of eight points. Hawai'i has also been covering numbers during this winning stretch and is 4-1 ATS this season as a favorite. The UC Riverside Highlanders are losing by an average of 7.6 points in their last five games and their defense is starting to fall off a cliff. I'm slowly becoming believers in Hawaii. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Warriors.

Pick:
Hawaii -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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