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Texas A&M vs. LSU - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LSU Tigers (11-6) at Texas A&M Aggies (15-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Reed Arena)

The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -9 -- Over/Under: 154 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Texas A&M Aggies and the LSU Tigers face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.

The Texas A&M Aggies are 15-2 this season and they have won their last eight games. Texas A&M is averaging 79.5 points per game and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Jalen Jones leads the Aggies averaging 17.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Daneul House is averaging 15.9 points, Tyler Davis is averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, Alex Caruso is averaging 7.9 points and 5.1 assists. Texas A&M is 10-0 at home and 5-0 against the SEC.

Texas A&M vs. LSU - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The LSU Tigers are 11-6 this season and they have won four of their last five games. LSU is averaging 82.8 points and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Ben Simmons leads the Tigers averaging 20 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. Keith Hornsby is averaging 14.2 points, Craig Victor II is averaging 13.6 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 10.9 points. Simmons has proved to be one of the top players in the nation and he has the Tigers at the top of their game.

Texas A&M is 5-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 15-7-1 against the spread following a win. LSU is 2-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 3-8 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last nine meetings of these two.

Even with all of the public play riding Simmons we still see a big favorite here so I have to believe A&M is more than worthy and I will lay the points. 

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Texas A&M Aggies -8.5

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