UC Davis vs UC San Diego Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

UC San Diego (20-10) vs UC Davis (17-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 10:00 pm (LionTree Arena)

Betting Odds: UC San Diego -6.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UC-Davis Aggies and the UC-San Diego Tritons meet in college basketball action from LionTree Arena on Thursday night. Who comes out on top in Thursday’s Big West tilt? Let’s dive in and find out with our UC-Davis vs. UC-San Diego Prediction.

UC-Davis Team Preview

The UC-Davis Aggies come into this one looking to build on a 75-63 win over Hawaii last time out. Elijah Pepper leads the Aggies in scoring with 20.4 PPG along with 4.5 RPG while Ty Johnson has 17.8 PPG with 3.6 RPG and a team-high 3.3 APG to lead the Aggies in the assist department as the only other double-digit scorer for UC-Davis up to this point in the year. Kane Milling has 9.2 PPG and 3.5 RPG while Niko Rocak has a team-high 5.3 RPG as well this season. As a team, UC-Davis is averaging 70.9 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season.

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UC-San Diego Team Preview

The UC-San Diego Tritons come into this one looking to build on a 79-69 win over CSU-Northridge last time out. Bryce Pope leads the Tritons in scoring with 18.4 PPG along with 3.9 RPG while Tyler McGhie has 14.4 PPG in 20 games so far this year. Francis Nwaokorie has 11.3 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones has 13.2 PPG with a team-high 5.9 RPG and 3.1 APG to lead the Tritons in rebounding while also capping off the group of double-digit scorers for UC-San Diego so far this season. Hayden Gray also has 9.2 PPG with 4.1 RPG and a team-high 3.8 APG of his own this season for the Tritons. As a team, UC-San Diego is averaging 76.7 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 35.2% from three and 75.7% from the foul line this season.

UC-Davis vs. UC-San Diego Prediction

I’m on UC-San Diego here. I’m sure UC-Davis has revenge on the mind after the Tritons beat them in their own gym by 33 points earlier this season, but UC-San Diego is rock solid on both ends of the floor and are the better team here. UC-Davis has been a gatekeeper of the Big West, but it feels like there’s a changing of the guards and UC-San Diego is ready for their time. Give me the Tritons at home.

Chris’s Pick UC-San Diego -6.5

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