The UC Davis Aggies (7-4) and the Lamar Cardinals (8-3) face off in the Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 129 points with UC Davis opening as a 1-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Lamar Cardinals vs. UC Davis Aggies ATS Preview
The Cardinals lost a tough one against the Duquesne Dukes in their last game, 65-64. Lamar’s Colton Weisbrod had 14 points and nine rebounds in the contest. Duquesne had a free throw rate of 0.417 (above their season average of 0.262). Lamar, on the other hand, forced the Dukes into a turnover percentage of 17.1 (above their season average of 12.6).
The last time the Aggies played, they were beaten by the Nevada Wolf Pack, 88-73. With 11 points and 10 rebounds, UC Davis A.J. John played well. Nevada had a much better free throw rate (0.263 vs. 0.159). UC Davis, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5 (above their season average of 24.3).
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of UC Davis. UC Davis ranks 255th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.5 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Lamar forces the third-most turnovers in the nation (27.3 percent).
UC Davis owns records of 7-4 SU and 6-1-2 ATS. Of the Aggies nine games that accepted bets, five have finished over the total.
Lamar Cardinals vs. UC Davis Aggies Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UC Davis, ATS Winner – UC Davis, O/U – Over
- The Cardinals rank 152nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while the Aggies rank 279th (15.3).
- Lamar ranks 54th in rebounds per game (39.1) while UC Davis ranks 245th (32.0).
- The Cardinals average 10.6 steals per game, which ranks fourth in the NCAA. The Aggies rank 174th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
- Lamar ranks 91st in assists per game (15.0) while UC Davis ranks 225th (10.8).
- The Aggies average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.8, up from 4.3 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Cardinals have scored an average of 73.2 points per game (4.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 61.0 points per game (2.8 below their season average).