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NCAA hoops odds preview - UC Davis vs. UCLA

UC Davis AggiesUCLA Bruins
Dec 17, 3:00 PM | Honda Center

UC Davis Aggies vs UCLA Bruins Odds


UCLA looks to cover the Bruins-Aggies pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 4-5 mark when they host UC Davis in college basketball action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Honda Center.

The Bruins are 4-5 so far on the season, and 3-6 ATS vs. the number. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 1-8 and 1-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UCLA go 4-5 and the Aggies go 3-5 on the totals.

View UC Davis vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting UC Davis before tip-off in this one will find them as 16-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins - Aggies odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 258 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Davis is at No. 340. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-58 win for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 228 nationally ranked offense (65.9 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 330 at 77.7 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 42.5% from the field, more than the Aggies have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

Defensively, UC Davis features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.7 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 295 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UC Davis was a 74-61 loser on the road against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as underdogs. Tyler Les scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 74-61 to Hawaii at Stan Sheriff Center on Sunday).

In their last action, UCLA was a 60-47 winner at home against Eastern Washington. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites. The Bruins got 19 points from Lazeric Jones as UCLA ran past Eastern Washington 60-47 on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion.

UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-3
After playing Hawaii are 0-1
After a loss are 2-8

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing UC Irvine are 4-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Aggies at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games

Next up:
UC Davis at San Jose State, Tuesday, December 20
UCLA home to UC Irvine, Tuesday, December 20