UC Irvine Anteaters vs UC Davis Aggies Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
UC Davis Aggies vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds
Bren Events Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host UC Irvine Anteaters and the visiting UC Davis Aggies in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Anteaters are 6-7 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs. the number. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 4-7 and 7-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UC Irvine go 1-4 and the Aggies go 3-5 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with UC Irvine in this one found them as 7-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Anteaters, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Aggies, who rate No. 184 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-69 victory for the Anteaters.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UC Irvine's No. 134-ranked scoring average of 69.8 PPG, against a Aggies defense rated No. 304 and allowing 74.4 PPG. The Anteaters FG% has averaged 42.5% to date this season, less than the Aggies shooters have managed so far (46.8% per game).
Defensively, UC Davis features the nation's No. 251-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 35 nationally in scoring at home.
UC Davis won its last outing, an 82-71 result against Nicholls State on December 22. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. The Aggies got a terrific 28-point effort from Ryan Sypkens as UC Davis defeated Nicholls State 82-71 on Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
UC Irvine was a 61-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Anteaters grabbed a 61-54 win over the Trojans on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Daman Starring at Galen Center.
UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6
Before playing Pacific are 2-8
After playing Nicholls State are 1-0
After a win are 2-8
UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Santa Barbara are 4-6
After playing USC are 1-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Aggies at Anteaters trends to consider:
UC Davis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
UC Davis is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
UC Irvine is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
UC Irvine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Davis
UC Irvine is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against UC Davis
UC Irvine is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
UC Davis home to Pacific, Saturday, January 5
UC Irvine at Santa Barbara, Thursday, January 3