Betting on today’s Highlanders and Aggies game? Catch the action at University Credit Union Center in Davis, CA, as the Aggies hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big West conference game currently have UC Davis as the -5.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.

UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS VS UC DAVIS AGGIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: UC Davis Aggies -5.5

This game will be played at University Credit Union Center at 5:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE UC DAVIS AGGIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Aggies.
  • Not only will UC Davis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can UC Riverside Secure a Road Victory?

UC Riverside will look to extend their three-game win streak when they take on UC Davis as 5.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Highlanders have gone 11-15 overall, including a 6-8 record in Big West play. As for their record on the road, UC Riverside has struggled, going just 1-12.

Most recently, the Highlanders were able to come away with an 81-73 victory against Cal State Fullerton. Over their last 10 games on the road, UC Riverside has gone just 1-9. So far this season, the team has been the underdog in 15 of their 26 games, going 2-13 in those matchups.

UC Riverside has an ATS record of 12-13 this season, including a mark of 5-8 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Highlanders have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UC Riverside games is 13-11-1. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (138.4). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 149 points compared to their season average of 139.3 points per game.

UC Riverside is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 81 points vs. Cal State Fullerton. This figure is more than their season average of 69.2 points per game. The top scorer for the Highlanders was Barrington Hargress with 21 points, while Nate Pickens also added 19 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the UC Riverside defense is giving up an average of 71.3 points per contest. So far, the UC Riverside defense is giving up an average of 7.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.2 times per game (365th).

Can the Aggies Please their Home Crowd?

UC Davis will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they host UC Riverside tonight. On the season, UC Davis is 15-10, including a 10-4 record in Big West play. At home, they are 8-5, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

So far this season, the Aggies have been favored in 14 of their 25 games, going 9-5 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +3.1, and they are 5-5 on the road.

As the favorite, UC Davis has gone 6-8 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Aggies have a 5-5 ATS mark. At home, UC Davis is 6-7 ATS this year, and they are 5-4 ATS in their last 10 home contests.

So far this season, the over/under record for UC Davis stands at 10-13. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line.

In their recent game, the Aggies’ offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71.9 points per contest. Elijah Pepper led the team in scoring, putting up 32 points. Additionally, Ty Johnson contributed 19 points for the Aggies.

In the current season, the UC Davis defense has excelled, sitting 76th in the nation by allowing 67.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the UC Davis defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Long Beach State knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 78 points.