Where: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, AR
When: Monday, November 12, 8:00 PM. ET.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will be going for their first win of the season when they face the UC Davies Aggies, who are also in search of their first win of the season on Monday night.
Aggies Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Aggies have struggled so far this season and have been blown out of their first two games. They will hit the road for the first time this season and try to snap their two-game losing streak when they face the Razorbacks on Monday.
— UC Davis Athletics (@UCDavisAggies) November 10, 2018
Offense has been the biggest problem for the Aggies who are averaging 49.5 points per game. The team is shooting 32 percent from the field and 14 percent from three-point range so far.
Matt Neufeld leads the Aggies in scoring, averaging 9.5 points per game. TJ Shorts II is averaging 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, while Stefan Gonzalez is averaging 7.5 points and six rebounds per game.
The Aggies have also struggled defensively, giving up 76 points per game. In their last game, they allowed the San Diego Toreros to shoot 50 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range. They will need to do a better job if they want to get their first win of the year.
Razorbacks Trying To Take Advantage Of Struggling Aggies
The Razorbacks lost their first game of the season to a good Texas team 73-71, and they will try to bounce back from the disappointing loss with a win over the Aggies, who have struggled on offense and defense.
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— Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) November 11, 2018
Even though they gave up 73 points to Texas, the Razorbacks played well defensively and made the Longhorns work for their points. Texas finished the game shooting 31 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
Free throws ended up being the difference maker in the game with Texas making 70 percent of their 30 free throws and Arkansas making 54 percent of their 24 attempts.
The Razorbacks will need to do a better job on the charity stripe when they play the Aggies.
Offensively, Arkansas shot 41 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. Daniel Gafford led the way with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Isaiah Joe finished with 17 points and two rebounds, while Jalen Harris added 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals for the Razorbacks.
If they play the way they did against the Longhorns, the Razorbacks should be able to get the win.
- 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 6-2 ATS in its last 8 non-conference games.
UC Davis is:
- 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games overall.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Razorbacks have played well against the spread, winning their last five games against teams with losing records and six of their last eight non-conference games. The Aggies have struggled against the spread, winning four of their last five overall.
Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone under in UC Davis’ last four games and in three of their last five games following a double-digit home loss. The total has also gone under in five of Arkansas’ last seven Monday games.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Razorbacks will win the first half comfortably because they are playing one of the worst offensive teams in the country. The Razorbacks are averaging 30 points per game in the first half while the Aggies are averaging 29 points per game, and they are giving up 38 points per game while the Aggies allow 41.5 points per game.
Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks
Half-Time Total Bet
The Razorbacks and Aggies will play under the total in the first half because their offenses are combing for 59 points per game in the first half. Arkansas will do its part, but UC Davis will struggle to hit their season average in this one.