Davidson vs. Massachusetts - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Massachusetts Minutemen (8-8) at Davidson Wildcats (10-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Massachusetts Minutemen and Davidson Wildcats meet Saturday at the John M. Belk Arena.
The Massachusetts Minutemen look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 77.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Trey Davis is averaging 18.4 points and 2.9 assists while Donte Clark is averaging 18.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jabarie Hinds is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Berger is grabbing four rebounds. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. UMass is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Massachusetts Minutemen have split their last 14 road games.
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The Davidson Wildcats could use some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Davidson Wildcats are averaging 81.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jack Gibbs is averaging 24.4 points and 5.1 assists while Peyton Aldridge is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Brian Sullivan is dishing 3.9 assists and Jordan Barham is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Davidson Wildcats are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. Davidson is allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Davidson Wildcats have won 14 straight home games.
The Minutemen are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not sure UMass has enough offense to hang with a dangerous Davidson team that can put points up quick and in a hurry. I like the Wildcats by double digits.