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

Game
Missouri at Texas A&M
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
Reed Arena
College Station, Texas
The Line
The Line: Texas A&M -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5
TV Channel
SEC
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The Missouri Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Reed Arena.

The Missouri Tigers could use a win that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 68.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jordan Geist is averaging 13.5 points and 3.1 assists while Mark Smith is averaging 11.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Kevin Puryear is dishing 1.5 assists and Jeremiah Tilmon is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have lost both road games this season.

The Texas A&M Aggies could also use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 74.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting. TJ Starks is averaging 13.8 points and 2.9 rebounds while Savion Flagg is averaging 13.5 points and 2.7 assists. Wendell Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Mekowulu is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies have split their last eight home games.

The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Aggies are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Tigers are 8-17 ATS in the last 25 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Aggies last 8 home games. The under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 games following a straight up loss.

The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between Missouri and Texas A&M. The Texas A&M Aggies are due for a breakout performance considering they're getting badly outplayed on both sides of the court during this losing stretch. The problem is the Missouri Tigers haven't been much better on non-home games where they're allowing 47 percent shooting and are being outscored by an average of 13.5 points. Missouri has a limited offense and Texas A&M is better than what this recent stretch has shown. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Aggies at home.

Pick:
Texas A&M -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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