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Arizona vs. UC Davis - 12/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UC Davis Aggies (3-7) at Arizona Wildcats (8-4)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -17 -- Over/Under: 131.5
TV Channel
PAC12
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NCAA BB | UC Davis Aggies (3-7) at Arizona Wildcats (8-4)
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The UC Davis Aggies and Arizona Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McKale Center.

The UC Davis Aggies could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The UC Davis Aggies are averaging 58.3 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. TJ Shorts II is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 assists while Siler Schneider is averaging nine points and 2.6 rebounds. Joe Mooney is grabbing 1.7 rebounds and Stefan Gonzalez is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The UC Davis Aggies are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The UC Davis Aggies have lost all four road games this season.

The Arizona Wildcats look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 74.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Brandon Randolph is averaging 16.8 points and 2.9 rebounds while Chase Jeter is averaging 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds. Brandon Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Coleman is dishing 3.3 assists. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats have won six of their last seven home games.

The Aggies are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Pacific-12 and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The under is 16-6-1 in Wildcats last 23 overall. The under is 13-3 in Aggies last 16 overall. The under is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 road games. The under is 18-7-1 in Wildcats last 26 home games.

The UC Davis Aggies have been getting blasted much of the season and things haven't been much better on the road where they're shooting under 40 percent from the field and being outscored by nearly 14 points. UC Davis is also just 2-7 ATS this season, which includes 1-4 ATS as an underdog. The Arizona Wildcats have had some struggles of their own, but they are 4-3 ATS this season as a favorite and are outscoring teams by 19.3 points at home due to a lockdown defense. Given the play of both teams, this should be a routine blowout for Arizona.

Pick:
Arizona Wildcats -17

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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