UC Davis at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The UC Davis Aggies head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Wednesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 12.5 point favorites.
UC Davis comes into this game with an overall record of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 67.9 per contest. Utah has an overall record of 19-10. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable UC Davis Aggies Betting Trends
The UC Davis Aggies are 16-11 against the spread this season
The UC Davis Aggies are 16-11 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 15-10 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Key UC Davis Aggies Injuries
02/03/18 F Chima Moneke Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Siler Schneider averages 14 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 72%. TJ Shorts II averages 15.1 points per contest in 32 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Justin Bibbins scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. David Collette averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
UC Davis averages 72.8 points per contest this year, which is 206th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 77th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 66th in Division 1. They average 32.3 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 322nd and 274th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 175th with 12.9 per game. The Aggies allow 67.9 points per contest, which is 58th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 82nd and 53rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 111th place in college basketball. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 332nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 178th in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 133rd in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 100th in Division 1. They are 262nd in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 62nd in assists per game with 15.4. The Utes are 259th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Utes give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 55th and 135th in those defensive statistics. They rank 41st with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 189th with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 99th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 39th. In terms of pace they are 268th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 110th. As a team they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 301st in Division 1. UC Davis is 112th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 72nd in the nation.
Utah is 194th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 60th in Division 1. The Utes are 125th in the nation in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 106th. They are 261st in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 67th. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UC Davis/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UC Davis +12.5
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