Check out our free Texas A&M vs Arkansas pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fayetteville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Texas A&M vs Arkansas Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 31st Betting Odds
Aggies vs Razorbacks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas A&M Aggies at Arkansas Razorbacks
- Where: Fayetteville at Bud Walton Arena
- Date: Tuesday, January 31st
- Betting Odds: Texas A&M +4, TXAM +154 | ARK -188 O/U 137.5
Texas A&M will take the floor against the Razorbacks with an overall record of 15-6. On the road, the Aggies will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 5-2. So far, the Aggies have been the underdog 4 times, going 2-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Texas A&M will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Wade Taylor IV who is averaging 14.76 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 42.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.57 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.
The Arkansas Razorbacks head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 14-7. So far this season, Arkansas has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-2. The Razorbacks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Arkansas has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 13-3.
Arkansas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ricky Council IV who is averaging 17.19 points per game for the Razorbacks. 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 Razorbacks’ offensive game plan is the play of Anthony Black who has hit 44.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.52 points per game.
Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs Texas A&M, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Arkansas Razorbacks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Arkansas as a team is just 216th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Aggies’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Razorbacks to come out on top and cover.