Texas A&M vs. LSU - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (18-7) at Texas A&M Aggies (17-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Texas A&M Aggies and the LSU Tigers face off on Tuesday at Reed Arena in a SEC college basketball matchup.
The Texas A&M Aggies are 17-7 this season and are looking to close the season strong and earn a NCAA Tournament spot. Texas A&M is averaging 67.4 percent and they are shooting 45.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Daneul House leads the Aggies averaging 14.1 points per game. Jalen Jones is averaging 13.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, Alex Caruso is averaging 9.6 points and 5.8 assists, and Kourtney Roberson is averaging 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Texas A&M is 11-2 at home and 8-4 in the SEC.
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The LSU Tigers are 18-7 this season and they have won two of their last three games. LSU is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Jordan Mickey leads the Tigers averaging 17.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Jarell Martin is averaging 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds, and Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.8 points. LSU is 6-2 on the road and 7-5 in the SEC.
Texas A&M is 5-2 against the spread following a win, 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-7 against the spread in their last nine Tuesday games. LSU is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 6-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 9-1-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has won six of he last eight meetings of these two.
This game looks like a tight one so getting any points might be enough and while I will be watching this one and not playing it my pick here is LSU with the points in what is a lean at best.