Hawaii vs. UC Davis - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UC Davis Aggies (14-18) at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (17-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -2 -- Over/Under: 139.5
The UC Davis Aggies and Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors meet Thursday in the college basketball Big West Tournament at the Honda Center.
The UC Davis Aggies need a win after losing three of their last four games. The UC Davis Aggies are averaging 72.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Joe Mooney is averaging 13.1 points and 3.1 rebounds while Ezra Manjon is averaging 12.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Stefan Gonzalez is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Neufeld is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The UC Davis Aggies are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game. The UC Davis Aggies have lost four of their last six non-home games.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 68.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Eddie Stansberry is averaging 15.9 points and 3.2 rebounds while Samuta Avea is averaging 10.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Zigmars Raimo is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Drew Buggs is dishing 5.4 assists. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have lost five of their last seven non-home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors have won both meetings this season, including a two-point victory on the road just last week. However, Hawaii isn't the same team on the road as it is at home and its 12-17 against the spread record on the season doesn't provide a ton of confidence. The UC Davis Aggies are 17-12-1 against the spread on the season and 12-7-1 against the spread in non-home games. The Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors can go through scoring droughts at times, and they're shooting just 39.9 percent from the field and 29.7 precent from deep in their last five games. Give me the free bucket with the Aggies, but there's much better options on Thursday's card.