Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/21/14
Texas A&M Aggies (12-5) at Kentucky Wildcats (13-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -14.5 -- Over/Under: 134 See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are improving every time out and they are ranked 13th in the nation. UK is 3-1 in the SEC and 11-0 at home at Rupp Arena. Julius Randle is averaging 16.9 points and 10.5 points to lead the Wildcats. James Young is averaging 14.2 points, Aaron Harrison is averaging 14.1 points, and Andrew Harrison is averaging 11.5 points. Kentucky is averaging 80.4 points and they are shooting 47.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Kentucky is tied for second place in the SEC standings.
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The Texas A&M Aggies are off to a 3-1 start in SEC play and they are tied for second place in the conference standings. Texas A&M is 1-4 in games away from home and 0-1 against teams ranked in the top 25. Jamal Jones leads the Aggies averaging 12.3 points per game. Kourtney Roberson is averaging 9.9 points and 7.3 rebounds, Alex Caruso is averaging 9.1 points and 5.2 assists, and Jordan Green is averaging 7.5 points. Texas A&M is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent and their opponents are averaging 61.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Texas A&M is coming off of their first SEC loss of the year.
Kentucky is 7-18-1 against the spread against the SEC and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a winning percentage less than .400. Texas A&M is 42-18 against the spread following a loss, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven Tuesday games.
This looks to be a slower paced game and I like the under with my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and that pick is in the premium area and also available on the app.
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