Arkansas vs. Texas A&M - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (17-9) at Arkansas Razorbacks (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up from Bud Walton Arena on Saturday, the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks will be meeting up on the college basketball circuit.
Texas A&M comes into this game with a 17-9 record overall. The Aggies had won four straight games, but fell by four to Missouri their last time out. In that one, Texas A&M guard Admon Gilder put up 14 points and seven boards.
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Tyler Davis heads up the Aggies’ attack this year with 13.9 PPG and 8.7 RPG. Also in double-digits for Texas A&M are Gilder (11.9 PPG), DJ Hogg (11.8 PPG) and Robert Williams (10.8 PP; 9.5 RPG).
As for Arkansas, they’re sitting at 18-8 this year. The Razorbacks have won their last three straight games, and beat Ole Miss on Tuesday. In that victory, Arkansas’ Daniel Gafford put up 19 points to lead the team.
The Razorbacks’ leading scorer this year is Jaylen Barford with 18.5 PPG. Also in the double-digit club for Arkansas this season are Daryl Macon (16.9 PPG) and Gafford (11.5 PPG; 6.1 RPG).
Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the SEC. The Aggies are also 2-7 ATS in the last nine following a straight-up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Razorbacks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win and 2-5 ATS in the last seven home games. Arkansas is also 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games overall and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 versus the SEC.
Texas A&M was cruising along at a pretty nice clip earlier this month, with at least 80 points in four straight games. The Aggies came up with just 58 points versus Missouri, however, in a disappointing defeat. Arkansas lost 80-66 the last time these teams met, and I think the Razorbacks are too talented to let that happen again—especially at home. I’ll take Arkansas to cover in what should be a fun game.