Tennessee vs. Texas A&M - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (12-5) at Tennessee Volunteers (12-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 12-5 this season and have won eight of their last nine games. UT is averaging 64.4 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 15.7 points per game. Kevin Punter is averaging 10.4 points, Armani Moore is averaging 9.7 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Robert Hubbs III is averaging 5.8 points. Tennessee is 8-1 at home and 4-1 in the SEC.
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The Texas A&M Aggies are 12-5 this season and they have won their last three games. Texas A&M are averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Jalen Jones leads the Aggies averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Danuel House is averaging 13.7 points, Alex Caruso is averaging 8.9 points and 5.5 assists, and Kourtney Roberson is averaging 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Texas A&M is 1-3 on the road and 3-2 in SEC games.
Tennessee is 3-1-1 against the spread following a win, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 7-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Texas A&M is 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 road games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is one of the better matchups of the entire day and while Texas A&M has been scrappy, their recent wins have come against the bottom of the SEC so I give the Vols the nod to cover the number.