Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Aggies versus the Anteaters? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on SPEC. The game will be played at Bren Events Center in Irvine, CA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 140.5 points, and the Anteaters are favored to win at home against the Aggies.

UC DAVIS AGGIES VS UC IRVINE ANTEATERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UC Davis Aggies +9.5

This game will be played at Bren Events Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE UC DAVIS AGGIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Anteaters.
  • Even though we have UC Irvine winning straight-up, we like UC Davis at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Irvine Possible for the Aggies?

UC Davis comes into today's game as the underdog, facing off against UC Irvine. So far this season, the Aggies have an overall record of 8-6 and have won their last three games.

On the road this year, UC Davis is 2-3 and has an average scoring margin of +0.8 points per game. In their last game, the Aggies defeated UC Riverside by a score of 83-63.

When looking at UC Davis' ATS record this season, they are currently 6-6. On the road, the Aggies have gone 3-2 vs. the spread this year and are 3-0 in their last three road games. As the underdog, UC Davis has gone 3-2 ATS this season and has a 3-0 mark in their last three games as the underdog.

UC Davis' over/under record this season is 4-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 139.1 points. Today's over/under line of 140.5 is very close to their season average and the average over/under line in their games is 145.5. So far, their games have finished with more points than today's line in six games and less points than today's line in six games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 1-2.

Coming off a good offensive performance, UC Davis' offense scored 83 points against UC Riverside. Their field goal percentage for the game was 60%, and they went 21/28 from the free-throw line. Elijah Pepper is leading the team in scoring at 21.6 points per contest. Ty Johnson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.9 going into the game.

In the current season, the UC Davis defense has excelled, sitting 64th in the nation by allowing 65.9 points per game. UC Davis' three-point defense is currently 26th in the country at 5.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.9% of their shots vs. UC Davis.

Does UC Irvine Stand a Chance at Home?

UC Irvine comes into today's matchup with an overall record of 10-5 and a perfect 7-0 record at home this season. They are favored by 9.5 points and have been favored in 9 of their 15 games.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Anteaters have gone 9-1 and have won their last seven games at home. In their last game, UC Irvine defeated Cal State Fullerton by a score of 75-67.

UC Irvine has an overall ATS record of 9-5 this season. At home, they are 5-2 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Anteaters have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for UC Irvine games is 6-7-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 144.4 points. Today's over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (142). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 137 points.

The UC Irvine offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Cal State Fullerton. Overall their field goal percentage was 51% while connecting on 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Anteaters have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 62nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 45th in percentage and 282nd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Anteaters' defense is nationally ranked 86th, allowing 67.3 points per game. UC Irvine's three-point defense is currently 67th in the country at 5.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.3% of their shots vs. UC Irvine.