Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/8/14
Arkansas Razorbacks (11-2) at Texas A&M Aggies (9-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies +2.5 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks face of on Wednesday as they open their SEC college basketball schedules.
The Texas A&M Aggies are off to a 9-4 start to their season but it has come primarily against inferior competition. Texas A&M hasn’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 100 though they are 9-1 at home this season. Kourtney Roberson leads the Aggies averaging 11 points and 8 rebounds per game. Jamal Joes is averaging 9.7 points, Alex Caruso is averaging 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, and Jordan Green is averaging 8.2 points. Texas A&M is averaging 69.6 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.6 points and their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. Texas A&M hasn’t played a true road game yet this season.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are 11-2 on the season as it look like Mike Anderson is putting his stamp on the team. Arkansas hasn’t played a road game this season but they are 2-2 in neutral site games. Michael Qualls is averaging 13.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Bobby Portis is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, Alandise Harris is averaging 10.5 points, and Rashad Madden is averaging 10.2 points. Arkansas is averaging 87.2 points and they are shooting 49.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Arkansas has won their last seven games in a row.
Texas A&M is 2-5 against the spread against the SEC, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 0-8 against the spread following a win. Arkansas is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, 21-50 against the spread in their last 71 road games, and 8-23 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
The total is set at 139 and I don't see this one getting near that so my free pick is on the under. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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