UC Davis vs. Northern Colorado - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado Bears (5-2) at UC Davis Aggies (3-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm (UC Davis Pavilion)
The Line: UC Davis Aggies -5.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears will travel to The Pavilion to take on the UC Davis Aggies this Wednesday Night in College Basketball action.
The Northern Colorado Bears won their 5th straight game, improving to 5-2 on the season, after defeating the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, 77-63, this past Sunday. Northern Colorado trailed Southern Mississippi by a 32-28 margin at halftime, however, was outstanding on the offensive end in the 2nd half and pulled away after a 23-4 run gave the Bears a 67-47 lead with just 7:18 left in regulation. Northern Colorado shot 53.7% from the field and 44.4% (12-27) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bears was Jonah Radebaugh who had a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks. On the season, Northern Colorado is averaging 73.3 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Bears are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 30.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Northern Colorado has been led by Andre Spight (18.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.6 apg), Jordan Davis (15.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.3 apg), Anthony Johnson (11.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Jonah Radebaugh (7.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.1 spg). Defensively, Northern Colorado is holding their opponents to an average of 67.4 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Bears have a rebound margin of 1.4 and a turnover margin of -1.3.
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The UC Davis Aggies dropped to 3-2 on the season after being defeated by the Washington Huskies, 77-70, this past Sunday. UC Davis fought back from a 54-45 2nd half deficit to take a 59-58 lead with 6:55 remaining, however, couldn’t hold on the victory after an ensuing 9-2 Huskies run gave Washington the lead for good. UC Davis shot just 23.8% (5-21) from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by Washington by a 40-5 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Aggies was Chima Moneke who had 23 points, 7 rebounds, and a steal. On the season, UC Davis is averaging 67.8 ppg on 47.3% shooting from the field. The Aggies are averaging 5.6 three-pointers per game on 37.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensviely, UC Davis has been led by Chima Moneke (22.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.4 spg), Siler Schneider (13.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.2 spg), TJ Shorts II (11.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.0 spg), and Garrison Goode (3.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg). Defensively, UC Davis is holding their opponents to an average of 64.2 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field. The Aggies have a rebound margin of -5.0 and a turnover margin of 2.2.
The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 18-4 ATS in their last 22 Wednesday games.
Northern Colorado has played great during their 5-game winning streak and has been solid on the defensive end as they rank 96th in scoring defense and 41st in blocks per game. UC Davis has arguably the best player in the Big West in Chima Moneke and is one again led by their defense which ranks 52nd in scoring defense. UC Davis is a tough team to beat at home, however, their offense has been known to struggle at times and as I like how Andre Spight and Jordan Davis have played as of late, I’m taking Northern Colorado to cover with the points.