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UC Davis @ California Riverside

Current Records: UC Davis 14-9; California Riverside 15-9

What to Know

After two games on the road, the California Riverside Highlanders are heading back home. The Highlanders and the UC Davis Aggies will face off in a Big West battle at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Student Recreation Center. UC Davis should still be riding high after a win, while California Riverside will be looking to right the ship.

California Riverside was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 64-58 to the Cal State Fullerton Titans.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between UC Davis and the Hawaii Warriors last week was still a pretty decisive one as UC Davis wrapped it up with a 75-63 victory at home.

Barring any buzzer beaters, California Riverside is expected to win a tight contest. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past four games.

The Highlanders came out on top in a nail-biter against the Aggies in the teams' previous meeting in January, sneaking past 74-72. Will California Riverside repeat their success, or does UC Davis have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Student Recreation Center -- Riverside, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $24.15


The Highlanders are a slight 2-point favorite against the Aggies, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Highlanders as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

UC Davis have won eight out of their last 13 games against California Riverside.

  • Jan 19, 2023 - California Riverside 74 vs. UC Davis 72
  • Feb 01, 2022 - UC Davis 65 vs. California Riverside 60
  • Mar 07, 2020 - California Riverside 66 vs. UC Davis 61
  • Jan 09, 2020 - California Riverside 65 vs. UC Davis 59
  • Mar 09, 2019 - California Riverside 71 vs. UC Davis 70
  • Feb 02, 2019 - UC Davis 84 vs. California Riverside 71
  • Mar 08, 2018 - UC Davis 70 vs. California Riverside 66
  • Feb 24, 2018 - UC Davis 64 vs. California Riverside 63
  • Jan 11, 2018 - UC Davis 75 vs. California Riverside 65
  • Feb 11, 2017 - UC Davis 77 vs. California Riverside 63
  • Jan 12, 2017 - California Riverside 61 vs. UC Davis 55
  • Feb 06, 2016 - UC Davis 50 vs. California Riverside 49
  • Jan 21, 2016 - UC Davis 58 vs. California Riverside 55