UC Davis vs. Utah Prediction
No. 7 UC Davis will take on No. 2 Utah in the opening round of the NIT tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET. Here's why bettors can profit from betting the total in this matchup.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
TV: ESPN3, 9:00 p.m. ET
Utah also opened as 12.5-point home favorites so there has been no movement on the point spread. That said, the total has moved, dropping slightly from 140 to 139.5.
Public Betting Information
As of Wednesday morning, 60% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Utes to cover the 12.5-point spread. Meanwhile, 97% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Chima Moneke (suspension) is out for UC Davis but otherwise, both teams are relatively healthy.
The under has been a great bet in recent Utah games, cashing in seven of the Utes' last nine games overall. The under is also 3-1-1 in their last five non-conference games, is 5-1 in their last six home games, and is a perfect 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss. On the other side, the under is 39-15-1 in the Aggies' last 55 games coming off a failed cover in their previous contest.
NIT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: UC DAVIS/UTAH UNDER 139.5