Washington State vs. UC Davis - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Davis Aggies (9-1) at Washington State Cougars (5-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The UC Davis Aggies and Washington State Cougars meet Sunday at the Friel Court.
The UC Davis Aggies have won three of their last four games and are playing their sixth true road game. On the season, UC Davis is averaging 70.8 points on 50 percent shooting and is allowing 63.6 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Corey Hawkins is averaging 20.1 points and 3.4 assists while Josh Ritchart is averaging 12.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Josh Fox is the third player averaging double-digit points and J.T. Adenrele is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies are one of the top offensive teams in the country, which includes 70.4 percent from the free throw line and 39.9 percent from beyond the arc. UC Davis has five players averaging at least six points. Defensively, UC Davis is forcing 10 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 31.4 percent from deep.
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The Washington State Cougars have split their last eight games and play for the first time in a week. On the season, Washington State is averaging 70.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 72.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 16.8 points and 2.4 assists while Josh Hawkinson is averaging 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Ny Redding is producing 4.3 assists and Ike Iroegbu is shooting 51.4 percent from the field. The Washington State Cougars are a faster pace team that’s averaging more than 57 shots per game while shooting 73.4 percent from the line and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Washington State is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 36.8 percent from deep. Washington State is 3-1 SU at home this season.
The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12. The Cougars are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
UC Davis has already played some decent comp in Utah State and Air Force. The Aggies are a real threat offensively and can beat just about anybody when those shots are falling. I like the Aggies to win this game outright.