The Washington State Cougars (6-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they clash against the UC Davis Aggies (4-2) at Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Washington State opened as a 7-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 137.5 points. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 2, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
UC Davis Aggies vs. Washington State Cougars Free Preview
The last time the Aggies played, they were victorious over the Northern Colorado Bears, 56-51. Chima Moneke led UC Davis in scoring with 17 points on 4-for-12 shooting. The Aggies held the Bears to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 26.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.289 (below their season average of 0.501).
The Cougars will look to keep it rolling after topping the San Diego State Aztecs in their last contest, 93-86. Washington State rallied around Malachi Flynn, who was the games high scorer with 24 points on 7-for-16 shooting. The Cougars knocked down 22 of their 25 free throws (88.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.573 (above their season average of 0.567).
Washington State might have a tough time finding the bottom of the net as they clash against one of the nation’s best defenses. Since last season, UC Davis ranks 68th in defensive efficiency while the Cougars rank 219th in offensive efficiency.
Both of these teams tend to go under the projected point total. UC Davis games have finished under 80.0 percent of the time, while games involving Washington State have gone under 60.0 percent of the time. The Cougars come into this game with a significant advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 6-0 SU and 5-0 ATS, while the Aggies are 4-2 SU and 4-0-1 ATS.
UC Davis Aggies at Washington State Cougars Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Washington State, ATS Winner – Washington State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Aggies rank 130th in rebounds allowed per game (34.5) while the Cougars rank 230th (36.5).
- Washington State ranks 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while UC Davis ranks 142nd (3.4).
- Washington State ranks 83rd in steals allowed per game (5.6) while UC Davis ranks 242nd (7.0).
- The Cougars rank 85th in assists per game (14.9) while the Aggies rank 226th (12.5).
- UC Davis ranks 154th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0) while Washington State ranks 283rd (23.8).