UC Davis vs. Utah Prediction

NIT Predictions: Why the UC Davis vs. Utah Under is a Good Bet 3/14/18

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.

Game Snapshot

(621) UC Davis at (622) Utah

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TV: ESPN3, 9:00 p.m. ET

Current Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Utes are 12.5-point favorites to knock off the Aggies in tonight's matchup. The total, meanwhile, sits at 139.5 points.

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Line Movement

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.

Key Injuries

Chima Moneke (suspension) is out for UC Davis but otherwise, both teams are relatively healthy.

Betting Strategy

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

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