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Texas A&M vs Kentucky Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Aggies vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas A&M Aggies at Kentucky Wildcats
- Where: Lexington at Rupp Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Texas A&M +5, TXAM +178 | UK -221 O/U 135.0
Texas A&M will take the floor against the Wildcats with an overall record of 13-5. So far, the Aggies have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 4-1. For the season, Texas A&M has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Aggies being +5 point underdogs.
Texas A&M will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Wade Taylor IV who is averaging 15.17 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 40.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.17 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.
Kentucky heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-6. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 11-4. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Kentucky has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 11-3.
Oscar Tshiebwe comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 17.25 points per contest. Not only has Tshiebwe been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kentucky’s top rebounder at 13.81 boards per contest. Behind Tshiebwe, the team has benefited from the strong play of Antonio Reeves, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.11 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.8% of his shots and is adding 2.17 boards per game.
Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Texas A&M, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 18 games, they have hit 48.4% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 456th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Kentucky Wildcats -5
Leading into this matchup, the Kentucky Wildcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Wildcats’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Kentucky has a field goal percentage of 48.4, good for 30th in college basketball. Although Kentucky hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -5.
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