Check out our free UC Davis vs California-San Diego pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Diego. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

UC Davis vs California-San Diego Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Aggies vs Tritons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UC Davis Aggies at California-San Diego Tritons
  • Where: San Diego at LionTree Arena
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: UC Davis -3, UCDV -159 | UCSD +130 O/U 138.0

Aggies Preview:

Through 17 games, the UC Davis Aggies have an overall record of 10-7. On the road, the Aggies will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 3-5. So far, the Aggies have been favored 9 times, going 7-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have UC Davis as -3 point favorites.

UC Davis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Elijah Pepper who is averaging 19.67 points per game for the Aggies. Pepper is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Ty Johnson who has hit 48.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.44 points per game.

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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.

Tritons Preview:

California-San Diego will take the floor against the Aggies with an overall record of 6-11. So far this season, California-San Diego has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-5. For the season, California-San Diego has been the underdog in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 4-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tritons being +3 point underdogs.

California-San Diego will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Bryce Pope who is averaging 18.44 points per game for the Tritons. Pope is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tritons’ offensive game plan is the play of Roddie Anderson III who has hit 35.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.88 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, California-San Diego will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Tritons are ranked 233rd at 70.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 460th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, California-San Diego is close to the NCAA average at 37.0%.

Free Spread Prediction: UC Davis Aggies -3

Heading into tip-off for this matchup between the California-San Diego Tritons and UC Davis Aggies, our analysis shows that UC Davis will look to make up for their disadvantage from beyond the arc, by pounding the ball inside. For the season, the UC Davis’ offense is doing an excellent job at generating opportunities from the charity stripe. Look for this trend to continue, in what should be a strong offensive effort for UC Davis. In today’s game, we feel good laying the points with the Aggies.

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