Texas A&M Aggies vs. Northern Iowa Panthers - 3/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Iowa Panthers (23-12) at Texas A&M Aggies (27-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Tru Tv
The Texas A&M Aggies will play the Northern Iowa Panthers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Northern Iowa Panthers are 23-12 (11-7) and are coming off of a win against Texas by a score of 75-72 in their first game of the tournament. Wes Washpun led Northern Iowa with 17 points and 3 assists in the win. Northern Iowa was out rebounded by a total of 32-30 but was able to add 7 assists in their victory. Northern Illinois defeated Southern Illinois, Wichita State, and Evansville on their way to winning the MVC Tournament. Northern Iowa is averaging 68 points per game while giving up 62.9 points per game. Northern Iowa is also averaging 30.1 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Wes Washpun is averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for Northern Iowa. Matt Bohannon is averaging 11.8 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Northern Iowa is shooting 75.3% on free throws, 37.5% on three-pointers, and 45.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Texas A&M Aggies are 27-8 (13-5) and are coming off of a win against Green Bay by a score of 92-65. Danuel House led Texas A&M with 20 points and 3 assists in the win. Texas A&M out rebounded their opponent by a total of 45-25 and added 17 assists in their victory. Texas A&M defeated Florida and LSU in the SEC Tournament before losing to Kentucky by a score of 82-77 in the Championship Game. Texas A&M is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 65 points per game. Texas A&M is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game. Jalen Jones is averaging 15.5 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game for Texas A&M. Danuel House is averaging 15.5 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Aggies. Texas A&M is shooting 67.3% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
Northern Iowa is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the SEC. Northern Iowa is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The under is 5-1 in Northern Iowa’s last 6 games. Texas A&M is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. Texas A&M is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The over is 4-1 in Texas A&M’s last 5 games.
Northern Iowa was able to survive and advance on a buzzer beating half court shot against Texas in the first round. Texas A&M blew out their opponent after struggling early in the game. Northern Iowa is a very good defensive team, while Texas A&M is the better offensive team. Texas A&M has looked strong lately and I like them here.