The UC Davis Aggies (5-9) will attempt to put an end to the seven-game winning streak of New Mexico when they head to Dreamstyle Arena to go head-to-head with the Lobos (12-2). Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
UC Davis Aggies at New Mexico Lobos Free Preview
In the Aggies’ last matchup, they fell to the San Francisco Dons, 93-84. With 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting, Joe Mooney was the top scorer from either team. San Francisco had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.3 vs. 25.0). UC Davis, on the other hand, did a great job of making free throws (22-24; 91.7 percent).
The Lobos come in on a high note after dismantling the Houston Baptist Huskies in their last game, 107-88. New Mexico was led by Makuach Maluach, who put up 19 points and six rebounds. New Mexico dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.297 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 11.5 (better than their season average of 19.0). Houston Baptist put up marks of 0.167 and 16.0, respectively, for those same stats.
New Mexico could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense goes up against one of the worst defenses in the nation. The Lobos currently rank 46th in offensive efficiency, while UC Davis ranks 293rd in defensive efficiency.
UC Davis at New Mexico Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico, ATS Winner – UC Davis, O/U – Over
The Lobos rank 36th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Aggies rank 64th (2.9).
New Mexico averages 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 59th in the nation. UC Davis ranks 70th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
New Mexico ranks 25th in assists per game (16.4) while UC Davis ranks 198th in assists allowed per game (15.5).
The Lobos rank 89th in rebounds per game (37.5) while the Aggies rank 246th (30.0).
UC Davis ranks 108th in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while New Mexico ranks 236th (26.8).
The Lobos’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.4, up from 9.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 71.2 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (3.6 below their season average).