Tennessee Volunteers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/11/14
Texas A&M Aggies (10-4) at Tennessee Volunteers (10-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Saturday in Knoxville in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers won their SEC opener stomping LSU by 18 points. Tennessee has won four games in a row and they are 7-1 at home this season. Jordan McRae is leading the Vols in scoring averaging 18.9 points. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 13.9 points and 9.6 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 8.6 points. Tennessee is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Tennessee has played the 25th ranked schedule in the nation.
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The Texas A&M Aggies started their SEC college basketball season with a win crushing Arkansas on Wednesday. Texas A&M hasn’t played a true road game this season but they are 0-3 in neutral site games. Kourtney Roberson is averaging 10.7 points and 7.9 rebounds to lead the Aggies. Jamal Jones is averaging 10 points, Alex Caruso is averaging 9.1 points, and Jordan Green is averaging 8.1 points. Texas A&M is averaging 69.6 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.1 points and their opponents are shooting 37.7 percent. The Aggies have played the 216th ranked schedule in the nation.
Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, 10-2 against the spread against the SEC. Texas A&M is 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 3-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-8 against the spread following a win.
This is a big line and while I like Tennessee I don’t love the number which makes this one just a lean.
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