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Texas A&M vs LSU 1/7/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

LSU Tigers (12-2) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (9-5)
January 7, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -3.5 / LSU Tigers +3.5; Over/Under: +139
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The LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies meet in college basketball action from the Reed Arena on Saturday.

The LSU Tigers will look to bounce back from a 74-71 loss to Kentucky in their last game. KJ Williams has 18.8 PPG with a team-high 7.6 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass as well while Adam Miller has 13.1 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for LSU so far this season. Justice Hill also has 7.6 PPG and 3.6 APG to lead the Tigers in the assist department this season. As a team, LSU is averaging 71.9 PPG on 46% shooting from the field, 35.8% from three and 69.4% from the foul line this season.

The Texas A&M Aggies will try to build on their three-game win streak after a 66-63 win over Florida last time out. Wade Taylor leads the Aggies in scoring with 15.6 PPG while Tyrece Radford has 12.6 PPG and 5.1 RPG. Henry Coleman III also has 10.4 PPG with a team-high 5.1 RPG to lead the Aggies on the glass and to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Texas A&M so far this season. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 75 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 31.3% from three and 73.3% from the foul line this season.

LSU is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Texas A&M is 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m looking at LSU and the points. The Tigers are just the better team I feel side-by-side, and I haven’t been all that enthused with what I’ve seen out of the Aggies up to this point. I could argue that the wrong team is favored here, or that this game should at least be a pick ‘em. Feels like a steal that we’re getting a handful of points so I’ll take them with LSU.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: LSU +3.5

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