LSU vs. Texas A&M - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (10-5) at LSU Tigers (13-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and LSU Tigers play Saturday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Texas A&M Aggies have split their last eight games and play their third true road game. On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 68.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Jalen Jones is averaging 13.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while Danuel House is averaging 13.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Alex Caruso is dishing 5.9 assists and Kourtney Roberson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Texas A&M Aggies are a deep offensive team with nine players averaging at least 4.1 points, and they’re shooting 63.5 percent from the line and 32.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in nine of its last 14 games.
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The LSU Tigers are off to a 13-3 start and are looking for their third SEC win. On the season, LSU is averaging 75.8 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 67.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Jarell Martin is averaging 16.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Jordan Mickey is averaging 15.5 points and 10.6 rebounds. Keith Hornsby is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Tim Quarterman is shooting 45.7 percent from the field. The LSU Tigers have five players averaging at least 9.9 points, and they’re shooting 71.8 percent from the line and 33 percent from downtown. Defensively, LSU is allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four of its last seven games. LSU is 9-0 SU on its home court.
The Aggies are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern. The Tigers are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The LSU Tigers are really playing incredible basketball and has looked even sharper at home. Texas A&M and its inconsistent ways won't be able to keep up in this matchup.