Texas A&M vs. Kentucky - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (17-7) at Texas A&M Aggies (16-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:15 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some SEC action on the college basketball schedule Saturday night, as the #24 Kentucky Wildcats take on the Texas A&M Aggies from Reed Arena.
The #24 Kentucky Wildcats will look to rebound from back-to-back losses, including a 61-59 loss to Tennessee in their last outing. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quade Green tied for the team lead with 15 points apiece, with SGA adding 6 rebounds to match his team-high 6 assists with a pair of steals, while Green shot 6 of 10 from the floor with a pair of threes. Kevin Knox added 10 points to round out the trio of double digit scorers for Kentucky in the loss, while Nick Richards added 5 points and a team-high 8 rebounds. Knox leads Kentucky with an average of 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, while Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Wildcats in assists with 4.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Kentucky is scoring 76.1 points per game on 46.6% shooting from the field, 33% from behind the arc and 69.3% from the foul line this season.
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The Texas A&M Aggies will be looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak following an 81-80 road win over Auburn in their last outing.TJ Starks led the Aggies with 23 points on 8 of 12 shooting with 4 threes, while Robert Williams went 8 of 9 from the floor for 16 points with 7 rebounds. Tyler Davis added 15 points with a team-high 8 rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Admon Gilder added 11 points of his own to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for the Aggies in the win. DJ Hogg contributed 3 points with a team-high 7 assists as well in the winning effort for A&M. Davis leads the Aggies with an average of 14.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, while Duane Wilson is Texas A&M’s leading assist man with 4 helpers per game this season. As a team, Texas A&M is scoring 75.5 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 68.4% from the foul line this season.
Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference matchups while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 road games. Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference matchups and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
I know Texas A&M is a much better team at home than Kentucky is on the road, as the Wildcats are a young team. However, We are getting points with what I feel is the better team here and even if the Wildcats don’t win this one outright, they should be able to keep it very close right until the end so I’ll take the points with Kentucky here.