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Arkansas vs. Texas A&M - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas A&M at Arkansas
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Bud Walton Arena
Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Line
Arkansas Razorbacks -5.5 O/U: 146
TV Channel
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Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks will be meeting up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

Texas A&M enters this one with an 11-14 mark on the year. The Aggies are 3-1 in their last four games, dropping to South Carolina while beating Missouri, Georgia and Alabama in that stretch.

In the win over the Tide, Texas A&M’s leading scorers—and the only Aggies players in double-figures for that matter—were Savion Flagg and Wendell Mitchell, each with 18 points alongside a combined four assists and 12 rebounds.

Over on the Arkansas side, they’re 14-12 this year. The Razorbacks have lost four straight games, falling to South Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi State and Auburn in that time.

In the loss to the Tigers, Arkansas’ Isaiah Joe was the top team scorer with 14 points, two rebounds and one assist. Daniel Gafford was the only other Razorbacks player in double-figures in that one with 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Aggies are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the SEC and 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win.

Meanwhile, Arkansas is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Razorbacks are 0-5 ATS in their last five overall and 0-5 ATS in the last five versus the SEC.

It’s been a pretty good run for the Aggies lately—they’re scoring pretty well for the most part and competitive in pretty much every game since the 93-76 loss to Tennessee near the beginning of the month.

As for Arkansas, they’ve failed to hit 70 points in four of their last five games, so I’m not entirely sure they’ll be able to run away here. I’m going with the Aggies to keep things close.

Texas A&M Aggies +5.5

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