UC Davis vs. Long Beach State - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (7-10) at UC Davis Aggies (11-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm (UC Davis Pavilion)
The Line: UC Davis Aggies +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Long Beach State 49ers and UC Davis Aggies square off Saturday night at The Pavilion.
The Long Beach State 49ers look for a season-high third straight win when they play their 11th true road game. On the season, Long Beach State is averaging 66.9 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 73.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Mike Caffey is averaging 17.1 points and 3.5 assists while Tyler Lamb is averaging 9.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. David Samuels is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Branford Jones is shooting 46.9 percent from the field. The Long Beach State 49ers continue to struggle defensively as they’re forcing just over 13 turnovers and have allowed 80 or more points four times this season. Offensively, Long Beach State is shooting 66.1 percent from the free throw line and 38.2 percent from beyond the arc. Long Beach State is just 1-9 SU on the road.
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The UC Davis Aggies have won five of their last seven games and are looking for their second conference victory. On the season, UC Davis is averaging 71.5 points on 50.2 percent shooting and is allowing 66.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Corey Hawkins is averaging 19.6 points and 3.8 assists while Josh Ritchart is averaging 12.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. J.T. Adenrele is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Josh Fox is shooting 66.7 percent from the field. The UC Davis Aggies are one of the top shooting teams in the country, which includes 69.3 percent from the line and 43.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, UC Davis is forcing 10.8 turnovers and has allowed 75 or more points in four of its last eight games. UC Davis is 7-0 SU this season on its home court.
The 49ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. The 49ers are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in UC Davis and 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Neither team plays a lick of defense. However, UC Davis has yet to lose at home and given the fact this is a true toss up, you have to ride that stat and back the Aggies.