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UC Riverside vs UC Davis Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds

Highlanders vs Aggies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UC Riverside Highlanders at UC Davis Aggies
  • Where: Davis at University Credit Union Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds: UC Riverside +3.5, UCRVS +136 | UCDV -171 O/U 144.5

Highlanders Preview:

UC Riverside heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-6. On the road, the Highlanders will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 7-4. So far, the Highlanders have been the underdog 9 times, going 5-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

Important to the outcome of the game, is if Zyon Pullin will be able to suit up for the Highlanders’. Heading into play, Pullin leads the team at 19.57 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 56.1% while also adding 4.5 rebounds. Even if Zyon Pullin ends up playing, UC Riverside will be counting on Flynn Cameron to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Cameron is the Highlanders’ second leading scorer at 11.05 points per game. So far, he has hit 38.7% of his field goal attempts.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UC Riverside this season, as they are currently ranked 344th in college basketball at 66.6 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 Highlanders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 368th in the NCAA.

Aggies Preview:

UC Davis will take their 4 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 11-7. So far this season, UC Davis has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Aggies as the -3.5 point favorites. The Aggies have been favored 10 times, going 8-2 straight up.

UC Davis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Elijah Pepper who is averaging 19.69 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 47.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.53 points 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.

Free Spread Prediction: UC Davis Aggies -3.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the UC Davis Aggies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although UC Davis as a team is just 229th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Highlanders’ defense. At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Aggies to come out on top and cover.

 


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