Texas A&M vs. Kentucky - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (14-0) at Texas A&M Aggies (9-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies +13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Kentucky Wildcats face off on Saturday at Reed Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Texas A&M Aggies are 9-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Alabama in their SEC opener. Texas A&M is averaging 68.1 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Jalen Jones leads the Aggies averaging 13.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Daneul House is averaging 11.4 points, Alex Caruso is averaging 8.2 points ad 6.4 assists, and Kourtney Roberson is averaging 8.1 points. Texas A&M is 7-0 at home this season.
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The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-0 this season and ranked number one in the nation but they are coming off of a close call home win in overtime over Ole Miss in their SEC opener. Kentucky is averaging 76.3 points and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 50.6 points and their opponents are shooting 31.1 percent. Aaron Harrison leads the Wildcats averaging 11.4 points per game. Devin Booker is averaging 10.2 points, Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.9 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 8.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. This is UK’s second road game of the year.
Texas A&M is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 home games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 15-7-1 against the spread in their last 23 games.
This is a big number on the road in conference play but Kentucky is much the best here.