Texas A&M Aggies (14-2) vs. Missouri Tigers (7-8)
January 15, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Missouri Tigers +5 / Texas A&M Aggies -5; Over/Under: -137.5
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The Texas A&M Aggies and the Missouri Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Mizzou Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to build on their 67-51 win over Ole Miss last time out. Quenton Jackson leads the Aggies in scoring with 13.2 PPG while Marcus Williams has 10.2 PPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead Texas A&M in assists and Henry Coleman III has 10.5 PPG and 5.5 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Texas A&M this season. Tyrece Radford has 9.3 PPG with a team-high 5.6 RPG to lead the Aggies on the glass. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 76.6 PPG on 47.5% shooting from the field, 38.1% from three and 63.6% from the foul line while allowing 62.8 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field and 32.1% from three this season.
The Missouri Tigers will try to bounce back from an 87-43 road loss to Arkansas last time out. Kobe Brown leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding with 14.7 PPG and 8.6 RPG as the lone double-digit scorer for the Tigers up to this point in the year. Amari Davis has 9.6 PPG while Javon Pickett has 9.1 PPG and Jarron Coleman has 9.5 PPG with a team-high 2.9 APG as well to lead the Tigers in assists so far this season. As a team, Missouri is averaging 66.7 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field, 24.7% from three and 73% from the foul line while allowing 72.8 PPG on 45.9% shooting from the field and 37.2% from three this season.
Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following a win while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 road games. Missouri is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.
I get why Texas A&M is favored here, as the Aggies have been by far the better team for much of the season. However, Missouri tends to play their best ball at home and we’ve already seen Texas A&M scrape by a subpar opponent and fail to cover on the road when the Aggies barely got by Georgia just a couple of games ago. I’ll side with Missouri and the points here.