Washington vs. Texas A&M - 11/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington vs. Texas A&M - 11/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M Aggies (1-3) at Washington Huskies (3-1)

College Basketball: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:30 pm (Vancouver Convention Centre)

The Line: Washington Huskies -3 -- Over/Under: 150 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Texas A&M Aggies and Washington Huskies will face off at the Vancouver Convention Centre this Tuesday night in the TCL Vancouver Showcase.

The Texas A&M Aggies lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 1-3 on the season after being defeated by the Minnesota Gophers, 69-64, this past Saturday. Texas A&M fought back after trailing by a 36-26 margin at halftime to take a late 64-63 lead, however, the offensive stalled out the rest of way, allowing the Gophers to pick up the won. Texas A&M struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 20.0%, and allowed Minnesota to shoot 42.3% from the field and 38.9% from beyond the arc. The Aggies were outrebounded by a 40-35 margin and committed 15 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Aggies was Brandon Mahan who had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist.

On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 76.5 ppg on 41.4% shooting from the field. The Aggies are averaging 5.5 three-pointers per game on 22.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Texas A&M has been led by Savion Flagg (15.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.5 spg), TJ Starks (12.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.5 spg), Christian Mekowulu (10.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg), and Jay Jay Chandler (9.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.3 spg). Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing their opponent sot average 80.0 ppg on 43.3% shooting from the field. The Aggies have a rebound margin 4.5 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

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The Washington Huskies won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating the Santa Clara Broncos, 82-68, this past Sunday. Washington led by a 42-32 margin at halftime and led by as much as 19 points early in the 2nd half in the victory. Washington outrebounded Santa Clara by a 35-29 margin and forced the Broncos into committing 15 turnovers. Washington shot 48.0% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was Jaylen Nowell who had 32 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Washington is averaging 68.3 ppg on 44.6% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 5.3 three-pointers per game on 27.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Washington has been led by Jaylen Nowell (20.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg), Noah Dickerson (14.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.5 spg), Nahziah Carter (10.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg), and David Crisp (9.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.3 apg). Defensively, Washington is allowing their opponents to average 68.7 ppg on 42.0% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of -3.7 and a turnover margin of 3.3.

The Aggies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and just 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. Pac-12 opponents. The Huskies are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.

It’s been a tough start to the season for the Texas A&M as the Aggies are certainly no longer a defensive first team and have really missed Admon Gilder who has been out all season due to health issues. The Aggies are more of a guard-oriented team and have really struggled defensively as they rank just 295th in scoring defense. Washington is coming off a solid 21 win season and although they had a poor game against Auburn on the road earlier this season, this should be a solid Huskies team as they returned their entire starting five from last year’s squad. Washington has done a great job creating turnovers so far this season and as I think their defense will give Texas A&M some trouble, I’m taking Washington to cover this small spread.

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Brett’s Pick Washington Huskies -3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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