The Texas A&M Aggies and the Florida Gators meet in college basketball action from the Exactech Arena on Wednesday night.
The Texas A&M Aggies will be out to build on back-to-back wins after an 86-66 win over Prairie View A&M last time out. Wade Taylor leads the Aggies in scoring with 15.5 PPG while Tyrece Radford has 12.3 PPG and 5.2 RPG. Henry Coleman III also has 11 PPG with a team-high 5.3 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 75.7 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 74.1% from the foul line this season.
The Florida Gators will look to rebound from back-to-back losses following a 61-58 loss to Auburn last time out. Colin Castleton leads the Gators in scoring and rebounding with 15 PPG and 7.6 RPG while Will Richard has 10 PPG with 3.9 RPG and Kowacie Reeves has 10.4 PPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Florida so far this season. Kyle Lofton also has 8.4 PPG with 3.7 APG to lead the Gators in assists and Trey Bonham has 9.8 PPG so far this season. As a team, Florida is averaging 75.1 points per game on 45.1% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three point range and 74.9% from the foul line this season.
Texas A&M is 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games overall and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following an ATS win while the over is 16-6 in their last 22 road games. Florida is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.
I get why one would look at Texas A&M here, but Florida’s weakness has been playing strong teams this season and I don’t know if I’d necessarily lump Texas A&M in that category. Florida’s 0-6 SU against teams in the KenPom top-35 while Texas A&M is in the mid-70s. I just don’t think the Aggies will have an answer for Colin Castleton inside and the Gators are starting to get production from guys like Lofton, Bonham, Reeves and Richard more frequently as a whole. I like the Gators in this one.