UC Davis Aggies (7-4) vs. UCLA Bruins (10-2)
December 21, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: UCLA Bruins -25.5 / UC Davis Aggies +25.5; Over/Under: +146.5
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The UC Davis Aggies and UCLA Bruins meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pauley Pavilion. The UC Davis Aggies look for their eighth win. The UCLA Bruins look for their 11th win.
The UC Davis Aggies are averaging 80.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Elijah Pepper is averaging 20.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Ty Johnson is averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Christian Anigwe is the third double-digit scorer and Robby Beasley III is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.1 percent from the free throw line. The UC Davis Aggies are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.
The UCLA Bruins are averaging 80.3 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Jaime Jaquez Jr. is averaging 17.3 points and 6 rebounds, while Jaylen Clark is averaging 15.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. Tyger Campbell is the third double-digit scorer and David Singleton is dishing 1.6 assists. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Aggies are 25-12-1 ATS in their last 38 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bruins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 road games. The over is 7-2 in Bruins last 9 overall.
The UCLA Bruins obviously have the ability to blow the doors off here, but this is a bit of a letdown spot given the teams they’ve played previously. The UC Davis Aggies are an above average offensive club, and they’re inside the top-100 in field goal percentage allowed. UC Davis has also held its own on the road this season and loses in the underdog role by an average of just 3.7 points. Lot of free buckets here. Give me UC Davis.