The Big West Conference Tourney contest between the UC Davis Aggies (14-18, 8-8 BigWst) and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (17-13, 8-8 BigWst) will be played at Honda Center. Hawaii opened as a 2-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 138 points. Tip-off is set for 11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
UC Davis Aggies vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Odds Preview
In the Aggies’ last game, they fell to the UC Riverside Highlanders, 66-61. They were unable to cover as 4.5-point underdogs. With 24 points on 8-for-13 shooting, Joe Mooney was UC Davis’ high scorer. UC Riverside had an effective field goal percentage of 0.615 (above their season average of 0.505). UC Davis, meanwhile, held the Highlanders to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.5 (below their season average of 28.0). The two teams combined to put up 127 points, which came in under the O/U total of 130.5.
The Rainbow Warriors are hoping for a better outcome after not being able to cover as 2.5-point underdogs in their 86-82 loss to the CSUN Matadors in their last game. Eddie Stansberry led Hawaii in scoring with 31 points on 12-for-19 shooting. CSUN did an excellent job of making free throws (15-18; 83.3 percent). Hawaii, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 15.1). Combined, the two squads scored 168 points, which came in well over the projected point total of 148.
UC Davis appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Aggies rank 36th in effective field goal percentage (0.534), while Hawaii ranks 145th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.485).
Of UC Davis’ 30 games with betting action, 18 have finished over the projected point total, while 14 of Hawaii’s 28 games have finished over the O/U total. The Rainbow Warriors hold the significant advantage straight up (SU) (17-13 vs. 14-18), but the Aggies have been better against the spread (ATS) (17-13 vs. 11-16-1).
UC Davis Aggies vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Hawaii, ATS Winner – Hawaii, O/U – Under
The Rainbow Warriors rank 216th in blocks per game (2.1) while the Aggies rank 230th (1.8).
Hawaii ranks sixth in assists allowed per game (9.4) while UC Davis ranks 240th (14.7).
The Rainbow Warriors rank third in three pointers allowed per game (15.0) while the Aggies rank 129th (21.1).
Hawaii ranks 229th in rebounds per game (33.6) while UC Davis ranks 291st (30.7).
Hawaii is 2-3 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over in its last five games.
Across its last five outings, UC Davis is 1-4 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
The Rainbow Warriors have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Hawaii has defeated opponents by an average of 1.4 points.
During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (5.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (3.2 below their season average).