Alabama vs. Texas A&M - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (11-1) at Alabama Crimson Tide (8-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Coleman Coliseum.
The Texas A&M Aggies look for another win while building on their four-game winning streak. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 81.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 36.2 percent shooting. DJ Hogg is averaging 14.6 points and 2.6 assists while Tyler Davis is averaging 13.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. Admon Gilder is the third double-digit scorer and Duane Wilson is dishing 4.6 assists. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies have split their last six road games.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide need a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 76.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 20.5 points and 3.6 assists while John Petty is averaging 12.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Donta Hall is the third double-digit scorer and Dazon Ingram is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won five of their last seven home games.
The Aggies are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern. The Crimson Tide are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Aggies are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Texas A&M Aggies have proven to be one of the more balanced and talented teams in the country and has had very few hiccups. The Alabama Crimson Tide have been up and down all year and can give up a lot of easy buckets. Texas A&M is simply the more talented and more athletic team. As long as the Aggies play to their potential, this is a more than winnable game, so I'll lay the bucket.