Texas A&M vs. LSU - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (9-4) at Texas A&M Aggies (11-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Reed Arena.
The LSU Tigers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 83.6 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Tremont Waters is averaging 17.2 points and 6.2 assists while Duop Reath is averaging 12.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. Skylar Mays is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Epps is grabbing six rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have lost nine of their last 10 road games.
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The Texas A&M Aggies also need a win to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 78.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 37.9 percent shooting. DJ Hogg is averaging 14.6 points and 2.6 assists while Tyler Davis is averaging 13.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Admon Gilder is the third double-digit scorer and Duane Wilson is dishing 4.5 assists. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 8-20 ATS in their last 28 vs. Southeastern and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Aggies are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Texas A&M, 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Texas A&M Aggies are still a legit threat in the SEC, but they're still just 5-6 ATS this season, were just beat up by the Gators at home and have now lost back-to-back games in the SEC. LSU is one of the better offensive teams in the country and has proven it can hang with the big boys, which includes taking Kentucky down to the wire. I'm still high on the Aggies, but this feels like too many points in a big SEC matchup.