Texas A&M vs. Valparaiso - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas A&M vs. Valparaiso - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Valparaiso Crusaders (6-5) at Texas A&M Aggies (4-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Reed Arena)

The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -8.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Valparaiso Crusaders and the Texas A&M Aggies will meet up on the college basketball court Wednesday. 

Valparaiso enters this game with a 6-5 record overall. The Crusaders’ losses this year have come against Western Kentucky, Wake Forest, West Virginia, High Point and Ball State. 

In the Cardinals game, Valparaiso guard Ryan Fazekas led the team with 19 points, five rebounds and one assist, and Markus Golder was the only other Crusader in double-figures with 14 points and four rebounds. 

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Over on the Aggies’ side, they’re 4-4 this season. Texas A&M has fallen to UC Irvine, Gonzaga, Minnesota and Washington but taken out Savannah State, South Alabama, NW State and Oregon State so far. 

In the Beavers game, Texas A&M’s TJ Starks led the way on 18 points, eight assists and two rebounds. Brandon Mahan, Wendell Mitchell and John Walker each chipped in 10 points for the Aggies in that one. 

Valpo is 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss. The Crusaders are 0-4 ATS in their last four non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four overall. 

Meanwhile, the Aggies are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 following an ATS win and 2-7 ATS in their last nine non-conference games. Texas A&M is also 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four versus the Missouri Valley. 

Valparaiso has had some solid outings this season but also some real duds—the 55-53 loss to High Point, for instance. The Crusaders need to find some consistency in a hurry, but that’s probably a little much to ask against a pretty decent Aggies squad. I’m going with Texas A&M.

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Andrew’s Pick Texas A&M Aggies -8.5

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

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