Texas A&M vs. Youngstown State - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Youngstown State Penguins (7-4) at Texas A&M Aggies (6-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Youngstown State Penguins and Texas A&M Aggies play Saturday at the Reed Arena.
The Youngstown State Penguins have won six of their last seven games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Youngstown State is averaging 72.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.1 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Marcus Keene leads the Penguins with 18.8 points and three assists while Bobby Hain is averaging 14.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. DJ Cole is averaging 5.7 assists per game and Shawn Amiker is shooting 49.5 percent from the field. The Youngstown State Penguins are an offensive team that’s averaging close to 15 assists per game while shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 32.4 percent from three. The one downfall with Youngstown State is a defense that’s allowed 70-plus points in six of its last nine games.
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The Texas A&M Aggies have won five of their last six games and hope to bounce back from their loss to Baylor. On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 71.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Jalen Jones leads the Aggies with 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Danuel House is averaging 11 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Alex Caruso is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game and Jordan Green is shooting 57.1 percent from the field. The Texas A&M Aggies rely heavily on their length that’s producing five players who are averaging at least three rebounds per contest. However, Texas A&M is pretty good offensively, shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and scoring in the 70’s in two of its last four games.
The Penguins are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aggies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss.
Texas A&M remains that sleeper in the SEC that can make a run this season with the way it plays at both ends. While Youngstown State has shown to be solid offensively its play defensively will cost the Penguins this game. Look for the Aggies to win by double digits.