Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. UC Davis Aggies - 1/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UC Davis Aggies (8-12) at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (12-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UC Davis Aggies will travel to the Stan Sheriff Center to take on the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The UC Davis Aggies had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 8-12 (2-2 Big West) on the season after being defeated by the CSU Fullerton Titans, 78-74, this past Wednesday. UC Davis trailed by a 31-24 margin at halftime and couldn’t fight back after a 7-0 Titans run gave CSU Fullerton a 62-54 lead with 2:19 left in regulation. UC Davis shot 46.2% from the field and 34.6% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Aggies was Ezra Manjon who had 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal.
On the season, UC Davis is averaging 71.8 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Aggies are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 36.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UC Davis has been led by Joe Mooney (14.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 spg), Ezra Manjon (12.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.8 apg), and Elijah Pepper (8.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, UC Davis is allowing their opponents to average 70.1 ppg on 44.6% shooting from the field. The Aggies have a rebound margin of -1.9 and a turnover margin of 1.1.
The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors won their 2nd straight game and improved to 12-6 (3-1 Big West) on the season after defeating the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 70-63, this past Saturday night. Hawai’i trailed by a 35-33 margin at halftime, however, was outstanding defensively in the 2nd half and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 54-45 lead with 9:35 left in regulation. Hawai’i held UC Santa Barbara to just 13.3% shooting from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Gauchos by a 33-23 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Rainbow Warriors was Drew Buggs who had a double-double with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 12 assists, and 2 steals.
On the season, Hawai’i is averaging 70.6 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Rainbow Warriors are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 34.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Hawai’i has been led by Eddie Stansberry (16.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg), Drew Buggs (9.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.8 apg), and Zigmars Raimo (8.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg).
Defensively, Hawai’i is allowing their opponents to average 67.4 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Rainbow Warriors have a rebound margin of 1.6 and a turnover margin of -0.7.
The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Rainbow Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
UC Davis comes into this game ranked 169th in scoring offense, 89th in FG%, and 206th in scoring defense.
Hawai’i has won 4 of their last 5 games and currently rank 202nd in scoring offense, T-134th in scoring defense, and 185th in defensive FG%.
UC Davis might have a losing record on the season, however, the Aggies have been playing better as of late, winning three of their last four games, including their last two road games. Hawai’i is a tough team to play at home however, between the fact that I think the UC Davis offense will find some success against the Rainbow Warriors defense and that the Aggies have been incredible as of late ATS on the road, I think UC Davis does enough in this one to cover with the points.