Betting on today’s Aggies and Highlanders game? Catch the action at SRC Arena in Riverside, CA, as the Highlanders hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. This Big West conference matchup has an over/under of 138.5 points, and the Highlanders are favored to win at home vs. the Aggies.

UC DAVIS AGGIES VS UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UC Riverside Highlanders -1

This game will be played at SRC Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Not only will UC Riverside pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Aggies Grab a Win on the Road?

After 13 games, UC Davis has compiled a 7-6 record. In their away games, the Aggies have gone 1-3, while at home they have gone 4-3. As of today’s game, UC Davis holds a 5-6 record against the spread. In their previous five games, the team has gone 3-1 vs. the spread.

After 13 games, UC Davis has an over/under record of 3-8-0, with their games averaging a combined 138.5 points per game so far. When assessing the Aggies’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-2, with their games averaging 130 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the UC Davis offense ended with 71 points against Cal Poly. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49% and made 10 threes. The top scorer for the Aggies was Elijah Pepper with 25 points, while Kane Milling also added 12 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Aggies’ defense holds the 64th rank in the nation, allowing 66.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.8 threes per game vs. UC Riverside. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.4%.

Will the Highlanders Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After playing 14 games, UC Riverside has a 6-8 overall record. In away games, the Highlanders have yet to win a game, going 0-7, while they have a 5-1 record at home. As of today’s game, UC Riverside has a 7-6 record against the spread this season. This includes a 3-4 record on the road and a 4-2 record at home.

UC Riverside’s games have, on average, featured 139.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 8-5-0. Their average over/under line is currently 136.4 points so far. The Highlanders’ last five games have finished with a combined 143 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Coming off a good offensive performance, UC Riverside’s offense scored 79 points against UC Santa Barbara. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.8%, and they went 12/15 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Highlanders was Barrington Hargress with 26 points, while Isaiah Moses also chipped in with 21 points.

Currently, the Highlanders’ defense holds the 152nd rank in the nation, allowing 71.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UC Riverside’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.8% this season.