UC Davis Aggies (1-5) vs Indiana Hoosiers (4-1`)Date : 11/23/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Bloomington Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
UC Davis Aggies vs Indiana Hoosiers
The UC Davis Aggies will travel to Bloomington Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, to battle the Indiana Hoosiers for an all-important match up on Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Aggies have had a rough go of it since early on in the season as they have not only lost five of their last six games heading into this matchup, but are losers of two straight after a three-point home loss to the Sacramento State Hornets in their last outing. And while UC Davis shot well from the three-point arc for the contest, they were awful from the free throw line in shooting 40% for the night.
On the other hand, the Indiana Hoosiers atoned for a 73-72 loss on the road to the Arkansas Razorbacks on November 18th as they were able to pick up a 78 – 64 home win over the Mavericks of Texas Arlington in their most recent outing as they heavily outrebounded the Mavericks for the contest while shooting over 54% from the field for the game. And despite the Hoosiers only shooting less than 20% from 3 point range, they only allowed the Texas-Arlington Mavericks to connect on 8-29 attempts from long range.
UC Davis Aggies 's Latest Performance :
The Aggies are ranked among the worst teams in points scored per game with 55 per outing on only 35% shooting from the floor. With that being said, one can certainly understand why UC Davis has had the problems that they have experienced all year long. TJ Shorts leads the team in scoring with 11-points per outing along with rebounds ( 5) and with assists (4) as he would have a rough shooting night versus the Sacramento State Hornets in going 5 or 14 for the night while having just 11 points.
On the other hand, Siler Schneider led the team with 15 points in the loss as the Aggies shot 36% from the field while going 7-16 from 3-point range. Their defense really stepped up in this matchup as the Hornets were only able to shoot 38% from the floor while also ending the game shooting 26% from 3 point range. Look for the Aggies to duplicate this type of defensive intensity both in the paint and within the perimeter versus a Indiana team that is Currently making 55% of their shots.
Indiana Hoosiers's Latest Performance :
The Indiana Hoosiers continue to pick up wins as they recovered from a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks to beat up on the Mavericks of Texas-Arlington in their last matchup. Juwan Morgan, who leads the team in rebounds with 9 per outing as well as in field goal percentage in shooting 71% from the field, led the team with 23 points for the night while leading scorer, Romeo Langford scored 16 points for the night while also collecting eight rebounds in the victory.
The defense really limited offensive opportunities for the Mavericks as the visitors shot only 42% for the night as they went down by 17 points at the half. With that being said, look for the Hoosiers to maintain this type of consistency on both sides of the ball as they will not want to overlook this UC Davis team that is desperately looking for a win at the moment.
How UC Davis Aggies & Indiana Hoosiers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
UC Davis is 0 – 6 ATS while the OU is 0-6
Indiana is 2 – 2 ATS while the OU is 1-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Again, the Indiana Hoosiers have played very well thus far in this season as their offense has truly stepped up while their defense has also stepped up the pressure as well. On the other hand, the Aggies have struggled all year long yet are looking for the type of opportunity that will allow them to obtain some confidence and momentum moving forward. This match up with the Indiana Hoosiers could be just that for the Aggies as they will certainly come into the game focus on getting a huge victory. Indiana will also be looking to extend their winning streak for the season by continuing to remain consistent on both ends of the floor.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Indiana Hoosiers
My reason for the pick :
UC Davis, and stated, has struggled throughout the season while the Indiana Hoosiers have been resilient early on in their 2018 campaign. It is for this reason that I will back the Hoosiers at home versus the Aggies as I expect Indiana to continue there stellar streak of play versus one of the worst offenses in the nation. In all, expect UC Davis to continue to struggle on the offensive end in this matchup in that the Hoosiers have been overwhelming opponents on this end all year long. Indeed, the Hoosiers are the strong play in this matchup as they will cruise throughout.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this matchup as one can certainly expect the Hoosiers to neutralize an awful offense for the Aggies; On the other hand, while it’s offense may be terrible, the defense for the Aggies have really stepped up their game this year in which two attempt to keep their team competitive. With that being the case, I will certainly expect the under to be the strong play as Indiana will certainly obtain the blowout win, however, the score will certainly remain under its set limit for the game.
Betting trends for UC Davis Aggies :
- The Aggies are 0-6 ATS in last 6 games
- The under is 8-0 in Aggies last 8 games
Betting trends for Indiana Hoosiers:
- The Hoosiers are 4 – 1 ATS in last 5 home games
- The under is 3 – 1 in Hoosiers last 4 games