The Texas A&M Aggies and the Depaul Blue Demons meet in college basketball action from the Wintrust Arena on Friday.
The Texas A&M Aggies will be out to build on their 67-51 win over Loyola-Chicago last time out. Wade Taylor leads the Aggies in scoring with 14.2 PPG as the Aggies’ lone double-digit scorer so far this season while Henry Coleman III has 8.8 PPG and a team-high 6 RPG to lead the Aggies on the glass and Tyrece Radford has a team-high 2.2 APG to lead Texas A&M in assists this season. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 77 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 33% from three and 70.7% from the foul line this season.
The Depaul Blue Demons will try to bounce back from an 82-78 loss to Oklahoma State last time out. Umoja Gibson leads the Blue Demons in scoring and assists with 17 PPG as well as 6.4 APG while Javan Johnson has 16.4 PPG with 6.8 RPG and Eral Penn has 12.2 PPG with a team-high 8.8 RPG to lead the Blue Demons on the glass and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Depaul up to this point in the season. As a team, Depaul is averaging 73.2 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field, 31.1% from three and 77.2% from the foul line this season.
Texas A&M is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. Depaul is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record while the over is 15-6 in their last 21 home games.
I get the case to be made for A&M here as the Aggies looked good against Loyola-Chicago, but I’m still having a hard time getting on board with the Aggies as I just haven’t been impressed with them otherwise. Depaul’s story is the same year in and year out with the exception of last year, look really good in non-conference play and bottom out in Big East play. I think we’re getting the better team with points at home. Sign me up. Give me Depaul.