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Florida vs Texas A&M Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds
Gators vs Aggies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida Gators at Texas A&M Aggies
- Where: College Station at Reed Arena
- Date: Wednesday, January 18th
- Betting Odds: Florida +4, FL +154 | TXAM -189 O/U 138.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Texas A&M, the Florida Gators will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 10-7. So far, the Gators have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. For the season, Florida has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 0-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Gators being +4 point underdogs.
Colin Castleton comes into today’s game as the Gators’ leading scorer at 15.0 points per contest. Not only has Castleton been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida’s top rebounder at 7.76 boards per contest. Behind Castleton, the team has benefited from the strong play of Will Richard, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.31 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.5% of his shots and is adding 4.19 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 212th in college basketball at 70.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gators’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 437th in the NCAA.
The Texas A&M will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 6 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-5. So far this season, Texas A&M has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Aggies as the -4 point favorites. The Aggies have been favored 15 times, going 11-4 straight up.
Texas A&M will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Wade Taylor IV who is averaging 15.59 points per game for the Aggies. IV is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrece Radford who has hit 40.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.41 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas A&M this season, as they are currently ranked 152nd in college basketball at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Aggies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 281st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida Gators +4
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Texas A&M Aggies are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Florida putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Aggies as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Gators to cover.
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