Texas A&M vs. Alabama - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (17-13) at Texas A&M Aggies (19-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -6.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
We have SEC college basketball action on the hardwood as the Alabama Crimson Tide take on Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday afternoon.
The Alabama Crimson Tide desperately need a win to snap a 4 game losing streak after a 73-52 loss to Florida in their last outing. Collin Sexton led the Tide with 14 points while Braxton Key added 11 points and a team-high 8 rebounds the only other Alabama player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Dazon Ingram added 8 points while Alex Reese added 8 rebounds and Lawson Schaffer chipped in 3 assists of his own the loss for ‘Bama. Sexton leads Alabama with an average of 18.1 points and 3.5 assists per game while Donta Hall leads the Crimson Tide on the glass with 7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Alabama is scoring 72.6 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 32.8% from behind the arc and 67.2% from the foul line this season.
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The Texas A&M Aggies will look to finish the year on a high note after a 61-60 win over Georgia in their last outing. TJ Starks led the Aggies with 15 points on 7 of 17 shooting with a team-high 7 rebounds and 4 assists while Tyler Davis added 13 points and 7 rebounds of his own. DJ Hogg and Admon Gilder each added 11 points to round out the foursome of double digit scorers for A&M in the win, with Gilder chipping in 3 threes as well. Robert Williams added 3 points with a pair of steals and 3 blocks in the winning effort for the Aggies. Davis leads the Aggies with an average of 14.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while Hogg leads Texas A&M in assists with 2.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Texas A&M is scoring 75.4 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 66.7% from the foul line this season.
Alabama is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 conference matchups. Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Alabama is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The Aggies have had more success at home than Alabama has had on the road lately, but the problem for Texas A&M is that the Crimson Tide have owned them ATS over the last couple of years and I feel we are getting points with the better team which never hurts, so I’ll take a shot with Alabama and the points in this one.