Buffalo at Texas A&M College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Buffalo Bulls head to Reed Arena to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas A&M as 16 point favorites.
Buffalo heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 81.4 points per contest while giving up 76.9 per game. Texas A&M has an overall record of 10-1. They are averaging 80.9 points per game and surrendering 63.6, good for a point differential of 17.3.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
12/19/17 G Dontay Caruthers Foot is out indefinitely
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
12/20/17 F Isiah Jasey Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
12/20/17 F Robert Williams Head is "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
12/18/17 G Admon Gilder Knee is out indefinitely
11/21/17 G Savion Flagg Eye is out indefinitely
C.J. Massinburg averages 19.5 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Nick Perkins averages 14.5 points per contest in 27.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
DJ Hogg scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Tyler Davis averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 81.4 points per contest this year, which is 67th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 224th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 220th in Division 1. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 64th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 125th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 76.9 points per contest, which is 274th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 272nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 288th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 76th place in college basketball. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 73rd in the country with 80.9 points per contest this season. They are 66th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 114th in Division 1. They are 2nd in the country in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 18.8. The Aggies are 119th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Aggies give up 63.6 points per game, which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 170th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 171st with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 33rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 196th in the country in defensive rating with 101.2, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 139th. They are 33rd in college basketball in pace with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 199th. As a unit they are 209th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 71st in D-1. Buffalo is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 147th in the country.
Texas A&M is 159th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 3rd in the nation. The Aggies are 80th in the country in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 87.5 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 106th in Division 1 with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 88th. As a team they are 103rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 264th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo +16
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