Santa Barbara vs. UC Davis - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Davis Aggies (21-4) at Santa Barbara Gauchos (14-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Thunderdome)
The Line: Santa Barbara Gauchos -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Davis Aggies and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos meet Thursday at The Thunderdome.
The UC Davis Aggies look to stay hot with wins in seven straight games. On the season, UC Davis is averaging 72.5 points on 49.7 percent shooting and is allowing 66.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Corey Hawkins is averaging 20.8 points and 3.7 assists while Josh Ritchart is averaging 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Josh Fox is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Tyler Les is shooting 48.4 percent from the field. The UC Davis Aggies have four players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 71.6 percent from the line and 46.3 percent from deep. Defensively, UC Davis is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos also look to stay hot with wins in six of their last nine games. On the season, UC Santa Barbara is averaging 66.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Alan Williams is averaging 16.7 points and 11.3 rebounds while Michael Bryson is averaging 14.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. John Green is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Zalmico Harmon is dishing 3.8 assists. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 73 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, UC Santa Barbara is allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Gauchos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Aggies are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the road team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
I think it's fiar to say that the UC Davis Aggies are the better team here. I'm going to take the better team and the points.