Looking to win big? The Titans and Highlanders face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Highlanders are hosting the game at SRC Arena in Riverside, CA. The over/under for this Big West conference contest is set at 136.5 points, with UC Riverside being favored by -3.5 at home against Cal State Fullerton.

CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANS VS UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UC Riverside Highlanders -3.5

This game will be played at SRC Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Not only will UC Riverside pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Cal State Fullerton Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Cal State Fullerton is coming off a win against UC Santa Barbara, 79-70. They are 14-16 overall and 7-11 in Big West play. On the road, the Titans have gone 7-10 this season, including a 4-6 mark in their last 10.

For the year, Cal State Fullerton has been the underdog in 21 of their 30 games, going 7-14 in those matchups. Overall, they have gone 5-2 when favored. Their average scoring differential on the road is -6.8 compared to +1.4 at home.

As the underdog, Cal State Fullerton has an ATS record of 11-10 this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, the Titans have gone 10-7 vs. the spread this year and they are 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Cal State Fullerton's over/under record for the season is 15-13, and the average scoring total in their games is 135.5 points. Today's over/under line of 136.5 is very close to their season average over/under line of 136.7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points, and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.

Cal State Fullerton's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. UC Santa Barbara. Overall, they hit 50% of their shots from the field and went 13/18 from the free-throw line. The team's scoring leader is DJ Brewton, who holds an average of 16.4 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Max Jones is averaging 15.2 points per game this season.

The Titans' defense is presently ranked 76th nationally, allowing an average of 68.2 points per contest. Cal State Fullerton's three-point defense is currently 81st in the country at 6.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.4% of their shots vs. Cal State Fullerton.

Will UC Riverside Live Up to Expectations at Home?

UC Riverside will be looking to improve their home record to 10-4 when they take on Cal State Fullerton. So far this season, the Highlanders are 9-2 when favored, while they are 3-14 when they are the underdog.

UC Riverside comes into this game with an overall record of 13-17, including a 8-9 mark in Big West play. At home, they have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, and they are 2-3 in their last five.

UC Riverside has an ATS record of 13-15 this season, including a mark of 7-6 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Highlanders are 5-5 vs. the spread.

UC Riverside's over/under record for the season sits at 15-12-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 139.8 points. Today's over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (138.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.

UC Riverside is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 84 points vs. Cal Poly. This figure is more than their season average of 69.6 points per game. Barrington Hargress is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.4 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Isaiah Moses brings a PPG average of 12.4 into the game.

UC Riverside's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Cal Poly, the Mustangs finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 78 points vs. UC Riverside.