Texas A&M vs. Florida - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (10-5) at Texas A&M Aggies (13-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and Texas A&M Aggies square off early Tuesday night at the Reed Arena.
The Florida Gators look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Gators are averaging 72.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 13.1 points and 2.3 assists while John Egbunu is averaging 10.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Devin Robinson is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and KeVaughn Allen is dishing 1.4 assists. The Florida Gators are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 61.6 percent from the free throw line. Florida is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.3 turnovers per game. The Florida Gators have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. Alex Murphy and DeVon Walker are questionable.
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The Texas A&M Aggies hope to build on their impressive 13-2 start to the season. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 80.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Jalen Jones is averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while Danuel House is averaging 15.7 points and 2.4 assists. Tyler Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Caruso is dishing 5.1 assists. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. Texas A&M is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.5 turnovers per game. The Texas A&M Aggies have won 16 of their last 20 home games.
The Gators are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The Aggies are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Gators are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Besides South Carolina and maybe Kentucky, Texas A&M is the best team in the SEC. The Gators have really fallen off since last season. While Florida is still an elite defensive team, the offense can go five or six minutes without a field goal. Take the Aggies here and the reasonable chalk.