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Feb 2, 10:30 PM | Bren Events Center

UC Davis Aggies vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds


The UC Irvine Anteaters host UC Davis on Thursday, looking to build on their 8-13 mark against the 1-19 Aggies in college hoops action at Bren Events Center.

UC Irvine will face the 1-19 Aggies, who own a 5-13-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Anteaters are 8-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Aggies are 7-11-1 favoring the OVER.

View UC Davis vs UC Irvine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Anteaters as 11.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Anteaters - Aggies odds would favor the Anteaters if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UC Irvine is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Davis is at No. 344. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-55 win 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. 203-ranked scoring average of 66.9 PPG, against a Aggies defense rated No. 325 and allowing 75.2 PPG. The Anteaters FG% has averaged 40% to date this season, less than the Aggies shooters have managed so far (41.3% per game).

Defensively, UC Davis features the nation's No. 297-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 138 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Davis lost its last outing, a 67-65 result against Cal Poly on January 28. They covered in that game as a 15-point underdog. The Aggies endured a 67-65 loss at the hands of the Mustangs on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Eddie Miller at UC Davis Pavilion.

Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 65-57 winner as they battled UC Riverside at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Anteaters grabbed a 65-57 win over the Highlanders on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Derick Flowers at Bren Events Center.

UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing UC Riverside are 2-8
After playing Cal Poly are 2-8
After a loss are 0-10

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pacific are 5-5
After playing UC Riverside are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Aggies at Anteaters trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UC Davis's last 9 games on the road
UC Davis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
UC Davis is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
UC Davis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UC Irvine's last 9 games when playing UC Davis
UC Irvine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against UC Davis
UC Irvine is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
UC Davis at UC Riverside, Saturday, February 4
UC Irvine home to Pacific, Saturday, February 4