The UC Davis Aggies (3-2) look to put an end to the five-game winning streak of Northern Colorado when they welcome the Bears (5-2) to The Pavilion. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 134.5 points with UC Davis opening as a 5-point favorite. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Northern Colorado Bears at UC Davis Aggies Odds Preview
The Bears were victorious over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in their last contest, 77-63. Anthony Johnson was the game’s high scorer with 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting. The Bears were 7-7 from the foul line (100.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.648 (above their season average of 0.478).
The last time the Aggies played, they were defeated by the Washington Huskies, 77-70. Chima Moneke was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting. Washington had an offensive rebounding percentage of 51.6 (above their season average of 33.0). UC Davis, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 14.6 (better than their season average of 20.5).
Second-chance points could be hard to find for UC Davis in this showdown. Since last season, the Aggies rank 208th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.7 percent), while Northern Colorado ranks 39th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.4 percent).
Both of these teams have typically finished under the O/U total. Northern Colorado games have gone under 66.7 percent of the time, while games including UC Davis have finished under 75.0 percent of the time. The Bears have the better straight up (SU) record (5-2 vs. 3-2), but the Aggies hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (4-0 vs. 4-2).
These teams have already met once this season. The two teams combined for 133 points in that game, which was under the projected point total of 146. The Aggies won 74-59, covering as 7-point underdogs. The Aggies played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.7 and a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.555. The Bears were 22.1 and 0.490, respectively, for those same stats. Moneke was the games leading scorer with 28 points.
Northern Colorado Bears vs. UC Davis Aggies Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UC Davis, ATS Winner – Northern Colorado, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Northern Colorado ranks 26th in three pointers attempted per game (25.6) while UC Davis ranks 301st (17.3).
- The Bears rank 88th in rebounds per game (37.5) while the Aggies rank 234th (34.7).
- Northern Colorado ranks 111th in steals allowed per game (5.9) while UC Davis ranks 246th (7.1).