UC Riverside vs. UC Davis - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Davis Aggies (10-5) at UC Riverside Highlanders (5-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Student Recreation Center)
The Line: UC Riverside Highlanders +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Davis Aggies and UC Riverside Highlanders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the SRC Arena.
The UC Davis Aggies look for a statement win after splitting their last six games. The UC Davis Aggies are averaging 68.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Chima Moneke is averaging 19.1 points and 10.1 rebounds while TJ Shorts II is averaging 12.9 points and 3.5 assists. Siler Schneider is the third double-digit scorer and A.J. John is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC Davis Aggies are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.4 rebounds per game. The UC Davis Aggies have lost four of their last five road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The UC Riverside Highlanders also need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 64.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Dikymbe Martin is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 assists while Chance Murray is averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Alex Larsson is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Sylvester is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The UC Riverside Highlanders have won three straight home games.
The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 14-4-3 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Highlanders are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big West and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The UC Riverside Highlanders simply aren't a good basketball team, as they're one of the worst offensive teams in college basketball and have been terrible against the number. The UC Davis Aggies have been one of the more profitable teams in the country, which includes covers in six of their last seven road games. UC Davis should be able to control the pace in this game and beat UC Riverside for the sixth time in seven tries.