The UC Davis Aggies and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bren Events Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UC Davis Aggies Betting Preview
The UC Davis Aggies are averaging 75 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Elijah Pepper is averaging 21.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Ty Johnson is averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Christian Anigwe is the third double-digit scorer and Robby Beasley III is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC Davis Aggies are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The UC Irvine Anteaters Betting Preview
The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 76.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Dawson Baker is averaging 15.1 points and 1 assist, while DJ Davis is averaging 14.5 points and 1.5 assists. Bent Leuchten is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Hohn is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
UC Davis vs UC Irvine Trends
The Aggies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Anteaters are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 13-3 in Anteaters last 16 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Anteaters last 5 home games. The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The UC Irvine Anteaters are the better team, and they're getting some extra love because they're at home. However, UC Davis isn't a pushover, and it loses on the road by an average of just 2.6 points. When these teams met last month, it was a high scoring game that was decided by 5 points. Give me the road dog.