UC Davis vs. UC Riverside - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Riverside Highlanders (14-14) at UC Davis Aggies (22-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm (UC Davis Pavilion)
The Line: UC Davis Aggies -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Riverside Highlanders and UC Davis Aggies play Thursday night at The Pavilion.
The UC Riverside Highlanders look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, UC Riverside is averaging 64.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Taylor Johns is averaging 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jaylen Bland is averaging 15.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Steven Thornton is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Nick Gruninger is dishing 3.1 assists. The UC Riverside Highlanders have four players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 70 percent from the line and 35 percent from deep. Defensively, UC Riverside is allowing 41.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The UC Davis Aggies look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. On the season, UC Davis is averaging 71.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting and is allowing 66.2 points on 42 percent shooting. Corey Hawkins is averaging 20.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while Josh Ritchart is averaging 12.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. Josh Fox is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Tyler Les is dishing 1.6 assists. The UC Davis Aggies have four players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 45.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, UC Davis is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Highlanders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Aggies are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
UC Davis not only crushed UC Riverside in the previous meeting his season, but the Aggies have been killing it ATS all season, which includes 16 covers in their last 21 lined games. Hard not to back UC Davis in this spot.