Cal State-Fullerton vs. UC Davis - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UC Davis Aggies (9-15) at Cal State-Fullerton Titans (9-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Cal State-Fullerton Titans -2.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5
The UC Davis Aggies will travel to Titan Gym to take on the CSU Fullerton Titans this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The UC Davis Aggies dropped to 9-15 (3-5 Big West) on the season after being defeated by the UC Irvine Anteaters, 83-72, this past Thursday night. UC Davis struggled defensively against the Anteaters and couldn’t fight back after UC Irvine took a 55-37 lead with 16:30 left in regulation. UC Davis shot 45.5% from the field, however, allowed UC Irvine to shoot 51.6% from the field and 47.6% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Aggies was Elijah Pepper who had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 4 steals.
On the season, UC Davis is averaging 71.4 ppg on 45.2% shooting from the field. The Aggies are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 37.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UC Davis has been led by Joe Mooney (13.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg), Ezra Manjon (12.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.1 apg), and Elijah Pepper (8.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg).
Defensively, UC Davis is allowing their opponents to average 70.5 ppg on 45.4% shooting from the field. The Aggies have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of 1.5.
The CSU Fullerton Titans won their last game, improving to 9-15 (4-5 Big West) on the season after defeating the UC Riverside Highlanders 61-48 this past Wednesday. CSU Fullerton took a 32-27 lead into halftime against the Highlanders and rode a strong second half to the victory, mounting a 55-41 lead with just 4:30 remaining in regulation. The Titans shot 48.0% from the field and 42.9% from the three-point line. Leading the way for CSU Fullerton was Brandon Kamga who had 19 points, 3 rebound and 2 steals.
On the season, CSU Fullerton is averaging 66.5 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Titans are also averaging 6.3 three-pointers per game on 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, CSU Fullerton has been led by Jackson Rowe (15.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.0 apg), Brandon Kamga (14.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 apg) and Austen Awosika (13.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.9 apg).
Defensively, CSU Fullerton is allowing their opponents to average 69.0 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Titans have a rebound margin of -3.6 and a turnover margin of 0.7.
The Aggies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 10-1 in their last 11 road games. The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record, however, just 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
UC Davis comes into this game led by their offense which currently ranks 169th in scoring offense, 100th in FG%, and 30th in 3P-FG%.
CSU Fullerton comes into this match-up ranked 293rd in scoring offense, 237th in FG%, and 172nd in scoring defense.
UC Davis comes into this game, losing 4 of their last 5 games, however, I’m not sold on the idea that CSU Fullerton, which is just 4-6 at home this season, is giving points. UC Davis has had a tough year, however, as I think their offense will be able to find some success against the Titans defense that ranks just 231st in defensive FG%, I’m taking UC Davis and the points. Good Luck!