Where: Bren Events Center, Irvine, CA
When: Saturday, January 18, 10:30 PM. ET.
The UC Irvine Anteaters will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the UC Riverside Highlanders on Saturday night.
Highlanders Going For Fourth Win In Five GamesThe Highlanders had their three-game winning streak snapped by CSU Northridge in their last game and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Anteaters, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.
UC Riverside has struggled offensively, averaging 65.6 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They finished with 68 points in their last game and will need to do a better job offensively if they want to get past the Anteaters.
Angus McWilliam led the way for the Highlanders with 15 points and eight rebounds. Callum McRae finished with 14 points and three rebounds, while Dikymbe Martin added 13 points and three assists for the Highlanders.
UC Riverside is one of the best defensive teams in the country, holding opponents to 59.3 points per game. They gave up 80 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better if they want to get the win.
Anteaters Going For 12th Consecutive Win Over HighlandersThe Anteaters have dominated their series with the Highlanders, winning the last 11 games between the two teams. They will be going for their second win in a row and 12th straight win over the Highlanders when they play on Saturday.
UC Irvine has played well offensively, averaging 74.6 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 74 points in their last game and will need another solid performance to give themselves a chance to win this game.
Collin Welp led the way for the Anteaters with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Eyassu Worku finished with 20 points and two assists, while Evan Leonard added 17 points and three rebounds for the Anteaters.
UC Irvine has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 66.4 points per game. They gave up 61 points in their last game and will need another good defensive effort to beat the Highlanders on Saturday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: UC Riverside is:
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against UC Irvine.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: UC Irvine is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against UC Riverside.