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UC Davis vs Bakersfield Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Aggies vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UC Davis Aggies at Bakersfield Roadrunners
- Where: Bakersfield at Icardo Center
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: UC Davis -7, UCDV -311 | CSU +244 O/U 131.0
Through 20 games, the UC Davis Aggies have an overall record of 12-8. On the road, the Aggies will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Aggies have been favored 12 times, going 9-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have UC Davis as -7 point favorites.
Elijah Pepper comes into today’s game as the Aggies’ leading scorer at 19.16 points per contest. Not only has Pepper been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UC Davis’ top rebounder at 6.11 boards per contest. Behind Pepper, the team has benefited from the strong play of Ty Johnson, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.35 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.9% of his shots and is adding 4.95 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UC Davis this season, as they are currently ranked 304th in college basketball at 67.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Aggies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 308th in the NCAA.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Bakersfield Roadrunners are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 6-13. So far this season, Bakersfield has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-5. For the season, Bakersfield has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 3-12. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Roadrunners being +7 point underdogs.
Bakersfield’s leading scorer this season is Antavion Collum, who is averaging 9.21 points per contest. So far, Collum has accounted for 15.79% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.68 rebounds per game and 1.11 assists. Kaleb Higgins is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 13.08 points per game. Between him and Higgins, they are accounting for 31.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bakersfield this season, as they are currently ranked 401st in college basketball at 64.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Roadrunners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.0%, placing them 464th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Bakersfield Roadrunners +7
In this matchup, between the Bakersfield Roadrunners and UC Davis Aggies, we recommend getting a bet down on Bakersfield to cover the spread as home dogs. Our analysis points to the Roadrunners’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +7. Look for UC Davis’ offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 229th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have UC Davis as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Bakersfield at home.