Texas A&M vs. Syracuse 11/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (5-0) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (6-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -8 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Syracuse Orange face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The Texas A&M Aggies moved to 6-0 for the season as they beat Gonzaga on Friday. Texas A&M is averaging 86.7 points and they are shooting 53.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent from the floor. Danuel House leads the Aggies averaging 16.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Tyler Davis is averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, Tonny Trocha-Morelos is averaging 11.8 points, and D.J. Hogg is averaging 9.8 points. Texas A&M has gotten it done against tough competition and this could be a special year.
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The Syracuse Orange are 5-0 this season and they are coming off of a win over UConn on Thursday to advance to this game. Syracuse is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 35.9 percent. Michael Gbinije leads the Orange averaging 19.6 points per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 15 points, Malachi Richardson is averaging 13.4 points, and Tyler Lydon is averaging 11.2 points and 8.8 rebounds. Syracuse appears to be in mid-season form with young players contributing.
Texas A&M is 6-1 against the spread following a win, 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 7-16 against the spread in their last 23 neutral site games. Syracuse is 4-9 against the spread against the SEC, 7-19 against the spread following a win, and 4-10-a against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The line is a surprising 8 points with Texas A&M favored and while I see the Aggies as the beter team, I have to take the bundle of points.