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Alabama vs. Texas A&M - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas A&M at Alabama
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
Coleman Coliseum
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The Line
Alabama Crimson Tide -6.5 O/U: 147.5
TV Channel
SECN
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The Texas A&M Aggies and the Alabama Crimson Tide will meet up in college basketball activity on Saturday.

Texas A&M enters this game with a 6-7 mark on the year so far. The Aggies are currently riding a three-game losing streak, falling to Texas Southern, Arkansas and Kentucky in that time.

In the loss to the Wildcats, Texas A&M’s top scorers were TJ Starks and Jay Jay Chandler, who each finished on 18 points. Savion Flagg also had a nice line for the Aggies with 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Over on the Alabama side, they’re currently 10-4 this season. Following consecutive victories over Arizona, Liberty, Penn State, SFA and Kentucky, Alabama dropped their last game to LSU.

In the loss to the Tigers, Alabama guard Kira Lewis led the team on 15 points, two rebounds and one assist. Also in double-figures for the Tide were Herb Jones (10 points; five rebounds; five assists) and Alex Reese (12 points).

The Aggies are 4-1 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning straight-up record and 6-13 ATS in the last 19 following a straight-up loss. The under is 8-2 in Texas A&M’s last 10 overall and 4-1 in their last five Saturday games.

Meanwhile, the Tide are 3-0-1 ATS in the last four home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six overall. Alabama is 0-3-1 ATS in their last four following an ATS loss and the over is 7-1 in their last eight home games.

There are a few positive takeaways from Texas A&M’s recent record—as sketchy as it may look. For one, the Aggies have put up at least 71 points in each of their last five games. They’ve been pretty permissive to the opposing offenses, though.

As for Alabama, they had a bad first half against LSU and couldn’t recover, which led to the nine-point loss. Otherwise things are rolling along pretty well for them. I like the Tide to “turn” here and get back to a big win and cover.

Pick:
Alabama Crimson Tide -6.5

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