Texas A&M vs. Kansas State - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (7-1) at Texas A&M Aggies (7-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and Texas A&M Aggies meet Saturday afternoon at the Reed Arena.
The Kansas State Wildcats look for their second road victory to improve on their 7-1 start. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 76.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Justin Edwards is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 assists while Wesley Iwundu is averaging 12.6 points and four rebounds. Dean Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Kamau Stokes is dishing 2.9 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. Kansas State is allowing 24.8 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 66 or less points in four of its last five games. The Kansas State Wildcats have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Texas A&M Aggies look for a bounce back victory after losing two of their last three games. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 79.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Danuel House is averaging 16.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while Jalen Jones is averaging 13.2 points and six rebounds. Tyler Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Tonny Trocha-Morelos is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. Texas A&M is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has held six of its nine opponents under 70 points. The Texas A&M Aggies have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aggies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Texas A&M and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Kansas State Wildcats are still that grind it out team that plays great defense and has some guys who can make big shots. Texas A&M was a sleeper contender in the SEC but is falling off a bit as of late. I'll take the points here.