Texas A&M vs. Arizona State - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2) at Texas A&M Aggies (5-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Arizona State Sun Devils and Texas A&M Aggies play Saturday at the Reed Arena.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have split their last four games and will play their first true road game. On the season, Arizona State is averaging 71.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and is allowing 59 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Gerry Blakes is averaging 12.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Eric Jacobsen is averaging 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Jonathan Gilling is the third ASU player to average double-digit points and Shaquielle McKissic is shooting 51.3 percent from the field. The Arizona State Sun Devils are one of the top shooting teams in the country, which includes 66 percent from the free throw line and 42.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Arizona State is forcing 12 turnovers and has held four of its seven opponents to 55 or less points.
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The Texas A&M Aggies have won four straight and are eager to prove they’re an SEC contender. On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 73 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 58.7 points on 36 percent shooting. Danuel House is averaging 13.7 points and four rebounds while Jalen Jones is averaging 12.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Alex Caruso leads the Aggies with 6.2 assists and Kourtney Roberson is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies rely heavily on their size, which is producing 40.2 rebounds per game and nearly four blocks. Texas A&M has four different players averaging at least four rebounds per game and the Aggies are forcing more than 16 turnovers. These next two games will really prove whether Texas A&M can hang with the big boys.
The Sun Devils are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Aggies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Pacific-12.
I really have been impressed with the way Texas A&M has played so far and getting a big game in front of their home crowd should bring out the best in them. Texas A&M's size and length is going to bother Arizona State and help the Aggies pull away late to cover the chalk.