To start their season, the UC Davis Aggies will travel to Bank of Colorado Arena and go head-to-head with the Northern Colorado Bears (0-1). Northern Colorado opened as a 5-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 143.5 points. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
UC Davis Aggies vs. Northern Colorado Bears Odds Preview
In the Bears last matchup, they were defeated by the Colorado Buffaloes, 66-51. Andre Spight was the games leading scorer with 19 points on 8-for-26 shooting. One of Colorados biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 25 trips to the line, while Northern Colorado went just 11 times.
UC Davis was a 16th seed in the tournament last season and were defeated in the First Round by the Kansas Jayhawks. In the regular season, the Aggies went 22-12.
Northern Colorado might have trouble finding the bottom of the net as they go head-to-head against one of the NCAAs best defenses. Since last season, UC Davis ranks 75th in defensive efficiency while the Bears rank 252nd in offensive efficiency.
The Aggies were 22-12 straight up (SU) and 18-13-1 against the spread (ATS) last season. Games featuring UC Davis had a tendency to go under the projected point total (56.3 percent).
The Bears, on the other hand, are 11-19 SU and 12-14 ATS since last season. Northern Colorados games have gone under the projected point total 53.8 percent of the time over that same period.
UC Davis Aggies at Northern Colorado Bears Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UC Davis, ATS Winner – UC Davis, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Aggies rank 189th in steals per game (5.6) while the Bears rank 237th (5.1).
- Northern Colorado ranks 22nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while UC Davis ranks 285th (17.6).
- The Aggies rank 151st in blocks per game (3.3) while the Bears rank 245th (2.3).
- UC Davis ranks 171st in rebounds per game (35.5) while Northern Colorado ranks 220th in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).