California Riverside @ UC Irvine
Current Records: California Riverside 16-9; UC Irvine 16-8
What to Know
The UC Irvine Anteaters are 16-1 against the California Riverside Highlanders since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. The Anteaters and California Riverside will face off in a Big West battle at 10:30 p.m. ET at Bren Events Center. UC Irvine won both of their matches against the Highlanders last season (68-51 and 66-56) and is aiming for the same result this time around.
UC Irvine escaped with a win on Thursday against the Cal Poly Mustangs by the margin of a single free throw, 55-54.
Meanwhile, California Riverside bagged a 72-65 win over the UC Davis Aggies on Thursday.
UC Irvine is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
Their wins bumped the Anteaters to 16-8 and the Highlanders to 16-9. Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Bren Events Center -- Irvine, California
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $23.10
The Anteaters are a solid 7-point favorite against the Highlanders, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.
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UC Irvine have won 16 out of their last 17 games against California Riverside.
- Feb 10, 2022 - UC Irvine 66 vs. California Riverside 56
- Jan 08, 2022 - UC Irvine 68 vs. California Riverside 51
- Mar 12, 2021 - UC Irvine 78 vs. California Riverside 61
- Feb 13, 2021 - UC Irvine 73 vs. California Riverside 67
- Feb 12, 2021 - California Riverside 86 vs. UC Irvine 65
- Feb 12, 2020 - UC Irvine 63 vs. California Riverside 59
- Jan 18, 2020 - UC Irvine 69 vs. California Riverside 53
- Mar 14, 2019 - UC Irvine 63 vs. California Riverside 44
- Mar 02, 2019 - UC Irvine 68 vs. California Riverside 47
- Jan 26, 2019 - UC Irvine 82 vs. California Riverside 64
- Feb 10, 2018 - UC Irvine 62 vs. California Riverside 52
- Jan 24, 2018 - UC Irvine 79 vs. California Riverside 40
- Mar 09, 2017 - UC Irvine 76 vs. California Riverside 67
- Mar 01, 2017 - UC Irvine 68 vs. California Riverside 56
- Feb 18, 2017 - UC Irvine 79 vs. California Riverside 60
- Mar 05, 2016 - UC Irvine 76 vs. California Riverside 66
- Jan 09, 2016 - UC Irvine 84 vs. California Riverside 68