Hawaii vs. Davidson - 12/23/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (4-5) at Hawaii Warriors (7-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 23, 2017 (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors +5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
The Davidson Wildcats and Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Davidson Wildcats could use a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Davidson Wildcats are averaging 80.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Peyton Aldridge is averaging 21.5 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jon Axel Gudmundsson is averaging 16.4 points and 5.5 assists. Kellan Grady is the third double-digit scorer and Oskar Michelsen is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Davidson Wildcats are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Davidson Wildcats are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Davidson Wildcats have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for a victory after winning four of their last six games. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 73.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Michael Thomas is averaging 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Gibson Johnson is averaging 10.7 points and 1.7 assists. Sheriff Drammeh is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Brocke Stepteau is dishing 2.8 assists. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Warriors are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Warriors last 5 overall and the under is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 overall.
I haven't been impressed with what Davidoson has done this season, as it continues to struggle on the defensive side and is just 3-5 ATS this season. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are usually a tough team to beat on their home court, and they just gave a top-10 team a scare for about 35 minutes. The place won't be as jacked up for this game, but Hawaii is capable of winning this game outright due to Davidson's lack of defense. Give me the points.