UC Irvine vs UC Riverside: Big West Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 2 seed UC Irvine Anteaters (17-8) are  favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 3 seed UC Riverside Highlanders (14-7) in the Big West Tournament semifinals Friday at Mandalay Bay Event Center, beginning at 11:59 PM ET.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

UC Irvine Betting Information

  • UC Irvine is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 9-8-1.
  • The Anteaters have a winning record against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more, going 7-5 this season.
  • In 38.9% of its games this season (7/18), UC Irvine and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Anteaters beat Cal Poly 58-51 in their last outing on Thursday. Collin Welp totaled a team-high 15 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 15 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to fall short of the 128 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

UC Irvine Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Welp 25 14.8 7.8 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.8
Dawson Baker 23 10.6 2.0 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.9
Brad Greene 25 9.6 7.6 0.8 0.7 2.0 0.0
DJ Davis 23 8.8 1.2 2.0 0.8 0.0 1.0
JC Butler 25 5.4 2.4 0.8 0.8 0.0 0.4

UC Riverside Betting Information

  • UC Riverside has met expectations of oddsmakers this season with an even 8-8 record ATS.
  • For the 12th time this season, the Highlanders are at least a 1.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 5-6 against the spread.
  • UC Riverside and its opponents have often not covered the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 43.8% (7) of their 16 games played.
  • The Highlanders took down Hawaii 62-52 in their last contest on Thursday. Dominick Pickett totaled a team-high 14 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 4-point favorites, and the teams combined to fall short of the 133 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

UC Riverside Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Arinze Chidom 19 12.7 5.4 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.9
Zyon Pullin 21 12.5 5.0 4.4 0.7 0.0 1.0
Jock Perry 21 11.2 5.0 1.2 0.6 0.5 1.2
Flynn Cameron 21 9.1 5.4 2.0 0.9 0.3 1.6
Dominick Pickett 21 7.9 3.0 2.6 1.1 0.0 1.6

Total Facts

  • UC Irvine and its opponents have gone over Friday’s 124.5 total in 17 out of 25 games (68%) this year.
  • 15 UC Riverside games this year (71.4% of its matchups) finished with a final total higher than Friday’s over/under of 124.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 143 points per game, 18.5 points more than the over/under of 124.5 for this contest.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 125.9 points per game, 1.4 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Anteaters have seen a 135.2 over/under in their games this season, 10.7 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 9.1 points separates the average total points bet in Highlanders games (133.6 points) and this contest’s over/under (124.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/13/2021 N/A UC Riverside N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-67 UC IRV
2/12/2021 UC Irvine UC Riverside -1.5 125 -127 +105 Regular Season 86-65 UC RIV
2/12/2020 UC Irvine UC Riverside -4 128 -200 +159 Regular Season 63-59 UC IRV
1/18/2020 UC Irvine UC Irvine -10 128 -625 +424 Regular Season 69-53 UC IRV
3/2/2019 N/A UC Riverside N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-47 UC IRV
1/26/2019 N/A UC Irvine N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 82-64 UC IRV

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