UC Davis Aggies vs. Hawaii Warriors - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (17-10) at UC Davis Aggies (20-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm (UC Davis Pavilion)
The Line: UC Davis Aggies -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Davis Aggies look to avenge their lone conference defeat when the Hawaii Warriors visit the Davis Pavilion.
The goal for the Hawaii Warriors is to crack the top four in the Big West and they are not far away with a 6-6 record which is good for 5th. The question is can this team score and defend away from home which hasn't been the case but better happen. The Warriors are coming off a 75-60 loss at UC Irvine on Thursday. The Anteaters exploded for 46 second half points to break open a tie game. UH never got their offense going on 31% while UCI hit at nearly 47% which equalled eight more baskets. The Warriors received 18 points and a contest high 15 rebounds from Stefan Jankovic with Negus Webster-Chan added 16 points and five yanks. Aaron Valdes and Stefan Jovanovic tossed in eight points apiece but the Hawaii was flat.
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The UC Davis Aggies are on a roll with six consecutive victories and a 10-1 conference mark that has the team sitting atop the Big West. The Aggies can score and defend as well as any team in the league and leaned on their defense to down Long Beach State 65-58 on the road as a 6.5 point underdog. The 49ers were limited to 35% shooting and 5-25 from long range while UCD burned the nets at 51% including a 9-19 mark on threes although 19 giveaways ruining a solid performance. Corey Hawkins was the offensive star with a game high 26 points on 9-13 from the floor including six bombs. Tyler Les and Josh Fox netted eight points apice with JT Adrenrele tossing in nine points. Overall eight players found the scoring column.
The Warriors are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. Hawaii are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aggies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. UC Davis are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. Hawaii can score so the Aggies defense needs to play well but so does Hawaii's...