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South Carolina vs Texas A&M 1/14/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Texas A&M Aggies (11-5) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (8-8)
January 14, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +8 / Texas A&M Aggies -8; Over/Under: +134
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The Texas A&M Aggies and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Colonial Life Arena. The Texas A&M Aggies look for their 12th win. The South Carolina Gamecocks look to get above a .500 record.

The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 75.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Wade Taylor IV is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Tyrece Radford is averaging 12.9 points and 2 assists. Henry Coleman III is the third double-digit scorer and Dexter Dennis is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.

The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 64.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Gregory Jackson II is averaging 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Meechie Johnson is averaging 13.1 points and 3.6 assists. Chico Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Hayden Brown is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game.

The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Aggies last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Gamecocks last 7 home games.

I’m not thrilled to lay a big number with the Texas A&M Aggies, but they’re the better team here and should win. The South Carolina Gamecocks just don’t do anything special, and that includes winning at home by an average of just 0.7 points. It’s hard to take South Carolina against average to above average teams. I’ll lay the number with the Aggies.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Texas A&M Aggies -8

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