Utah vs. UC Davis - 3/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Davis Aggies (22-10) at Utah Utes (19-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
NIT college basketball pits the UC Davis Aggies against the Utah Utes on Wednesday.
The shorthanded UC Davis Aggies saw their six game winning streak end in a 55-52 loss to the CS Fullerton in the Big West semifinals. A six point lead at the intermission went by the wayside with UC Davis managing just 21 second half points with the Titans holding a 426%-36.5% edge in marksmanship.
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The Aggies were in need of offensive options with just one double digit scorer. AJ John was the Aggies best player with 13 points and three yanks on 5-7 including 3-5 from long range with Siler Schneider and TJ Shorts II combining for 17 points and nine rebounds.
The Utah Utes saw their dreams of a PAC 12 disappear early in a first round 68-66 loss to the Oregon Ducks in the conference playoffs. Utah held a 51.2%-37.7% shooting edge but Oregon totaled ten more shoots and owned a 19-15 advantage at the charity stripe.
Justin Bibbins kept the Utes competitive with 20 points, three yanks and four assists on 4-7 and 10-11 at the stripe. Parker Van Dyke gave UC Davis 16 points on 8-9 while Tyler Rawson chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds on 2-5.
Over is 10-2 in UC Davis last 12 road games and UC Davis are 20-5-2 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games and UC Davis are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Pacific-12. Utah are 5-1-3 ATS in their last 9 home games and under is 7-2 in Utah last 9 overall and Utah are 8-3-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
This pick will be difficult to make with UC Davis trying to survive without suspended star Chima Moneke who probably cost his team an NCAA appearance. The flip side is Utah plays slow and the Aggies could be outplayed and still cover...