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LSU vs Texas A&M Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Aggies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: LSU Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies
- Where: College Station at Reed Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: LSU +4.5, LSU +163 | TXAM -198 O/U 139.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Texas A&M, the LSU Tigers will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 12-2. So far, the Tigers have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 2-2. For the season, LSU has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tigers being +4.5 point underdogs.
KJ Williams comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 18.79 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is LSU’s top rebounder at 7.64 boards per contest. Behind Williams, the team has benefited from the strong play of Adam Miller, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.14 points per game. Overall, he has hit 36.8% of his shots and is adding 2.07 boards per game.
On offense, LSU is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.1 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 14 games, they have only hit 31.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.64% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Through 14 games, the Texas A&M Aggies have an overall record of 9-5. Currently, the Aggies have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 6-4. The Aggies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Texas A&M has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 8-4.
Texas A&M will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Wade Taylor IV who is averaging 15.57 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 40.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.64 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: LSU Tigers +4.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Texas A&M as the favorites with a line coming in at -4.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the LSU Tigers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Texas A&M at 6.86 made 3’s per game compared to LSU at 6.55. Look for LSU to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Aggies.
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