Baylor vs. Texas A&M - 12/9/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (6-1) at Baylor Bears (7-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and Baylor Bears play Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.
The Texas A&M Aggies have won five straight and will play their first true road game. On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 72.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 60.4 points on 38.2 percent shooting Jalen Jones leads the Aggies with 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Danuel House is averaging 11.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Alex Caruso leads the way with 6.1 assists and Kourtney Roberson is grabbing 5.9 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies are a solid offensive team that’s shooting 34.5 percent from deep and scoring 70-plus points in two of their last three games. Texas A&M is also one of the better rebounding teams in the country with 37.6 boards per game, as six players are averaging at least three.
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The Baylor Bears are off to a solid 7-1 start and continue to play without Kenny Chery. On the season, Baylor is averaging 67.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 52.6 points on 35 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while Royce O'Neale is averaging 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Rico Gathers is grabbing 10.3 rebounds per game and Lester Medford is averaging 4.6 assists. The Baylor Bears continue to rely heavily on their defense that’s averaging nearly seven steals and four blocks all while holding teams to 23 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Baylor is shooting 38.1 percent from deep but could use some work at the free throw line, as the Bears are knocking down just 62 percent.
The Aggies are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Bears are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Baylor and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Texas A&M Aggies continue to get disrespected by oddmakers for whatever reason. Texas A&M is a good team and will give itself a chance to beat a Baylor team that’s missing its senior guard. Give me the points here but we may not even need them.